Independence Hall, Philadelphia

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Address: 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States

Phone: +1215-9652305

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About Independence Hall, Philadelphia

It wasn’t enough that this place hold’s such a dear place in the country’s heart – but it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Centre too – as it should be, seeing that the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both adopted here. National Park Rangers will lead you through the red brick Georgian Style building starting at the courtroom; the Assembly Room with George Washington’s Rising Sun Chair; and the West Wing, where the inkstand that was used to sign the Declaration still remains. Visitors tend to remark that the experience would not be nearly as impressive and immersive without the awesome guidance of the ranger’s who clearly love what they do and believe in why they do it! History simply comes alive, and if you let your imagination paly, you can almost see the benches upon benches of stern faced men drafting two of the most important documents in history.

Independence Hall Information

  • Photography is allowed.
  • Take the ranger tour.

Independence Hall Ticket Prices

  • Handling price of $1.50 charged.
  • Admission is by tour reservation only.
  • Same day tickets may be purchased 8.30 onwards.
  • There are limited free tickets.
  • You may make reservations online.
  • Tickets are required for tours of Independence Hall, except in January and February.

How To reach Independence Hall by Public Transport

  • 5th St Metro Station, Buses on Market Street and Chestnut Street.

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  • The guided tour is really rewarding, particularly if you ask the knowledgeable National Park Service Staff about the Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution. There are multiple versions handwritten by Jefferson, copied by Adams, etc. until printed by Congress. Washington was leading the war effort; Franklin was negotiating the peace with England; Jefferson was in France. Interesting. Very Interesting!

  • Inspiring place with knowledgeable and passionate park rangers. Unfortunately, the gruff and rude "security officers" set a bad tone. I respect and understand the need for security. However, simple courtesy and professionalism would go a long way when speaking with those unfamiliar with the area. This is a place of reverence, not a rock concert, guys.

  • What a fantastic tour. This was my favorite of the tours we did on our recent visit. It was historical, educational and enjoyable. Quite a wonderful way to learn about the formation of our country. Our tour guide was very nice and answered every odd question we had.

  • “first thing to see in Philadelphia and YOU MUST KNOW HISTORY BEHIND IT..!!” For me, it was just a big bell and was not that curious to see it, but in our way, I was googling about it and after reading some articles, excitement of seeing it increased. I did not face big line, our visit was just for 45 minutes.. but memorable. In the line, you must concentrate on your left side where the timeline of liberty bell is mentioned. though I am not very fond of reading, but I liked it very much. would like to highlight some facts about this- 1- The Following Bible verse is on the Bell: “” Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” Also included is information about the Assembly and the Bell’s maker. 2-Bell had its first crack in 1752 when it was tested on its arrival in Philadelphia. 3-It rang to mark the signing of the Constitution, and the deaths of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. 4-The bell was originally known as the State House Bell. In the late 1830s, it acquired the name of the Liberty Bell when it became a symbol of the anti-slavery movement. 5-The bell probably didn’t ring on July 4, 1776 6-The Liberty Bell last hit the road in 1915. Best part is- Its free. Thanks, national park Org for this.

  • The building was completed in 1753 as the colonial legislature (later Pennsylvania State House) for the Province of Pennsylvania and was used in that capacity until the state capital moved to Lancaster in 1799. It became the principal meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783 and was the site of the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787. A convention held in Independence Hall in 1915, presided over by former US president William Howard Taft, marked the formal announcement of the formation of the League to Enforce Peace, which led to the League of Nations and eventually the United Nations. The building is part of Independence National Historical Park and is listed as a World Heritage Site.

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