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- Address: 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1215-9652305
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Unesco Site, Hall
Independence Hall - Review
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.
Restaurants Near Independence Hall
- Red Owl Tavern
- China House
- El Fuego
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Things to Know Before Visiting Independence Hall
95% of people who visit Philadelphia include Independence Hall in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
45.72% of people start their Independence Hall visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Independence Hall
52.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Independence Hall
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Independence Hall, Philadelphia Reviews
Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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..
This was a wonderful experience. The tour guide, Larry, was knowledgeable and engaging. You can feel the history, it gave me chills! The free ticket system assigns you a time so you don't need to wait forever in a long line to get in. The architecture is beautiful and the story is deeply rooted in American history. Highly recommend.
Definitely add this to your itinerary if you're visiting Philly for the first time. A half-hour guided tour is the only way to see what's inside the building. Tour tickets are free-of-charge for walk-in visitors but are limited so arriving early is definitely a good idea. You can also reserve tickets in advance from their website and pay a small processing fee. In the summer, when the daytime temperature can become unbearable, consider visiting after 5:00 PM like we did. This is more convenient not only for the "cooler" weather but also because tickets are no longer required, although you will still go through security just like ticketed guests. Tickets are also not required in January, February, July 4, and Thanksgiving Day.
The birthplace of this great nation! The building excellently maintained considering its age. It is free to get a tour! However, they distribute tickets at Independence visitor center 2 blocks north and could potentially run out of tickets for tours before the day is done. The tour guides were fantastic in explaining what would be happening in each room.
We had a great tour guide here. He spoke with such enthusiasm that it would have seemed tacky in a lot of places, but his passion for the founding of our country really felt at home here. The location is very cool to see in person.