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Independence National Historical Park Tours, PA

part ofIndependence National Historical Park, National Park Service

Notice:

Independence Hall Tours - tickets are required (except January & February). First come, first served! Pick up free tickets to tour Independence Hall at the Independence Visitor Center (6th & Market Sts.) Visitor Center open daily from 8:30am to 5pm.

Overview:

At Independence National Historic Park, the old cracked Bell still proclaims Liberty and Independence Hall still echoes the words "We the People." Explore Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia and learn about America's past and present struggle to fulfill the Founders' declaration that "all men are created equal."

Independence Hall was constructed between 1732 and 1756 as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania. From 1775 to 1783 this was the meeting place for the Second Continental Congress.

In the Assembly Room of this building, the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. In the same room, the design for the American flag was agreed upon, the Articles of Confederation adopted and the U. S. Constitution drafted in 1787.

The building, inside and out, has been restored wherever possible to its original late-18th century appearance. Most of the furnishing are period pieces, including the "rising sun" chair used by George Washington as he presided over the Constitutional Convention.

While Independence Hall is the main attraction to Independence National Historic Park, there are plenty of other fantastic sites for visitors to see before or after taking a tour.

Spanning over 55 acres on 20 city blocks within the historic district of Philadelphia, the park preserves and interprets many of our country's most important resources associated with the establishment of the United States of America. These sites include the Second Bank of the United States, Congress Hall and Old City Hall. Additionally, the park tells the story of Philadelphia's most famous citizen, Benjamin Franklin, in Franklin Court, where his home once stood.

Know Before You Go:

  • Tickets purchased in advance must be picked up at will call on the day of the tour, at least 45 minutes prior to tour start time
  • Tickets not picked up 45 minutes prior to the departure time will be re-dispersed
  • Changes and cancellation requests can be made by calling 877-444-6777
  • Parking garages can be found near the historic areas; street parking is also available
  • Click here for more information

Getting There:

Independence Hall is located on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Street. Tickets for Independence Hall are distributed at the Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th and Market Streets.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

1 North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia  PA  19106

Phone Number:

Information:  (215)965-2305
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