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Independence National Historical Park, PA

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Independence Hall echoes these words. Nearby the old cracked Bell proclaims liberty. The spirit of Franklin is alive in his adopted city. Become part of America's journey in discovering its past.

Exterior of the Second Bank of the United States.
Second Bank of the United States

Built between 1819-1824 to be the Second Bank of the United States, the building today houses the park's portrait collection.

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North facade of Independence Hall and its West Wing.
Independence Hall

Independence Hall is the birthplace of America. As the meeting place for the Second Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, it is where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed.

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Exterior of the Independence Visitor Center.
Independence Visitor Center

Visitors can watch a film, pick up a map, grab a bite to eat at the snack bar or take a memory of their visit from The Independence Store. Free tickets for Independence Hall are distributed from the Ranger's desk from March through December.

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Exhibit showing graphic of Benjamin Franklin inside the Benjamin Franklin Museum.
Exhibits in the Benjamin Franklin Museum

Explore the life, times and legacy of Benjamin Franklin through artifacts, animations, and hands-on interactives in the Benjamin Franklin Museum.

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The Liberty Bell sits in the foreground with Independence Hall behind it.
The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell bears the timeless message: Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof.

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The Assembly Room of Independence Hall with Windsor chairs, tables and a chandelier.
The Assembly Room of Independence Hall

The Assembly Room of Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed.

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Independence National Historical Park

Address

Independence National Historical Park
143 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone:(215) 597 8787
Email:indevisitorinfo@nps.gov

Directions

From the South Take I-95 North. Follow signs for Central Phila./I-676 (Exit 22). Follow signs for Phila./Independence Hall/Callowhill Street. Keep right at the ramp fork. Stay straight on Callowhill Street. Turn left onto North 6th Street. The parking facility is under our building on the left side of 6th Street between Arch and Market Streets. via Benjamin Franklin Bridge: Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 4. Take Route 73 North to Route 38 West to US-30. Take US-30 West over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to I-676. Follow signs for 5th and 6th Streets. Stay in right lane. Go past 5th Street exit. Follow signs for Independence Hall/6th Street. Make a right at the first light onto Franklin Street. Go around bend. Merge onto 6th Street South. Stay to your left toward 6th Street/Independence Hall. The parking facility is under our building on the left side of 6th Street between Arch and Market Streets.

Activities
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  • VISITOR CENTER VISITOR CENTER
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