Independence National Historic ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1215-9652305
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Landmark, Walking Area, Memorial, Monument, Family And Kids
Independence National Historic Park - Review
They say that this is where the USA was born. A host of seminal and historical events have gone down in this park, and the country has elevated to a status of a national icon accordingly. The Declaration of Independence was adopted here, as was the United States Constitution. The First Bank of US is here, and the Franklin Court, and the United States Postal Service Museum, and the Liberty Bell Center, National Constitution Center, Independence Visitor Center – all beloved of visitors – and these are only the most popular; there are 20 other building of historical importance like Ben Franklin’s House, Betsy Ross’s house (she allegedly designed the American Flag). Almost four million visitors trot over to the park every year. Displays, interactive actors, art presentations – all combine here to recreate some of the greatest moments in US history. Don’t be leery of the tour guides – they are extremely well trained and will answer your questions readily and helpfully.
Independence National Historic Park Information
- Fees may have to paid for attractions within the park.
How To reach Independence National Historic Park by Public Transport
- 5th St Metro Station, Buses on Market Street and Chestnut Street
Restaurants Near Independence National Historic Park
- Red Owl Tavern
- China House
- El Fuego
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Things to Know Before Visiting Independence National Historic Park
61.02% of people who visit Philadelphia include Independence National Historic Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
84.65% of people start their Independence National Historic Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Independence National Historic Park
81.62% of people prefer walking in order to reach Independence National Historic Park
Independence National Historic Park Trips
Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia Reviews
Our tour guide was very informative. Security check was quick and painless. Just remember to go to the information center across from the Liberty Bell first. I highly recommend reserving your slot online. There is a 3 dollar fee per person, but it is so worth it! We got there and the line was incredibly long, and because we reserved, we skipped it and grabbed our tickets in seconds. I recommend visiting everything they have to offer (the two additional museums they have there too). My only complaint is that the tour was only 25 minutes, but I understand, seeing as how many people want to see it.
Historic place that bore witness to several key events in US history. Top attractions such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Constitution Center are all within walking distance of each other. It's easy (and practical) to spend an entire day here, especially if you happen to visit on a holiday, when the queues at major attractions can be very long. Bring good walking shoes and prepare for the weather. I've been here both in the winter and summer and standing in line when the temperature is unforgiving is not a very pleasant experience.
Independence Hall is a must see while in town. Ensure that you pick up tickets at the visitor's center across the street. Get there early because tickets go fast! There is no fee for tickets but you are assigned a designated time slot. The Liberty Bell is across the street. You will need to go through security checkpoints before entering.
Wonderful location full of history and atmosphere. You can really enjoy the feeling of American revolution. The museum is actually open air which provides a learning experience. Independence hall is a neoclassical building which moves your spirit. Don't underrate the closeness of other location, like the tavern where Lafayette met Washington and Franklin's grave.
A truly awesome experience. In some places around the area you feel like you've gone back in time. The only complaint I have is that the website made me think the building were accessible until 8 when they obviously closed well before that. Even without being allowed access inside you can really feel the history. I'm not aware of another city with so much set aside for historical places and events. It is totally worth the trip even after hours.