Independence National Historic ParkCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- Fees may have to paid for attractions within the park.
- 5th St Metro Station, Buses on Market Street and Chestnut Street
- Red Owl Tavern
- China House
- El Fuego
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60.73% 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
Nice place to take photos. Toilets for visitors available at the Visitor's Centre where a good gift shop is available. Staff are nice. If you don't feel like going in or have no time, take a peek at the Liberty Bell and the rooms from outside windows unless security barricades them off.
Let's put this in perspective. You can sit on a bench and eat your lunch in the exact same places as our founding fathers did. Cool. This IS our nation's birthplace. The tours are informative and plentiful, the sites are amazing. Within a 10-15 minute walk you can experience so much of our history. You must go.
Love this place. One of the most historic areas in the country. I'd also recommend visiting Franklin's grave. The outdoor bar here is a sweet oasis to escape the summer heat. You can see the Liberty Bell without waiting in line but you have to look in through the huge glass window.
This is always a great experience and a must see when travelling to Philadelphia. Everything involved with the Historical Park is free. Also, keep in mind that the guided tour that takes you through Independence Hall is short but informative, so definitely worth squeezing into your schedule. When we were there, the lines weren't too bad on a Monday in the summer. Parking can be a bit of a hassle, but we were able to park withing walking distance.
You can see the Liberty Bell free and without advanced planning. There is a very nice walking tour detailing its history before seeing it displayed overlooking Independence Hall. Tickets to tour Independence Hall are limited but can be reserved for a minimal price. Hallowed ground for this freedom loving history buff!