Declaration Chamber

Declaration Chamber (HM5WR)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.943', W 75° 9.032'

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Here the Continental Congress sat from the date it convened, May 10, 1775, until the close of the Revolution except when in 1776-7 it sat in Baltimore and in 1777-9 in Lancaster and York, due to the temporary occupation of Philadelphia by the British army.

Here on June 16, 1775, George Washington accepted his appointment by Congress as General of the Continental Army.

Here, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and on July 9, 1778, the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the States were adopted and signed.

Here, on November 3, 1781, twenty-four standards taken at the surrender of Yorktown were laid at the feet of Congress and His Excellency, the Ambassador of France.

Here, on September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was adopted and signed.
HM NumberHM5WR
Series This marker is part of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series
Year Placed1910
Placed ByThe Society of the Descendants of the Signers
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487140 N 4422113
Decimal Degrees39.94905000, -75.15053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.943', W 75° 9.032'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 56.58" N, 75° 9' 1.92" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 560-598 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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