Independence National Historic Park1886 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1215-9652305
- 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.
Independence National Historic Park Travel Tips
- Fees may have to paid for attractions within the park.
How to Reach Independence National Historic Park
- 5th St Metro Station, Buses on Market Street and Chestnut Street
- Red Owl Tavern
- China House
- El Fuego
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53.61% 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 Reviews & Ratings
Philly is my home area, and I have seen all the changes in Independence National Park over a span of 50 years. Not all of them add value to the experience. First, there is the world we now have: everyone has to submit to a metal detector to enter historic buildings. Second, the beauty of the park and buildings is marred by gates and fences that make it almost impossible to roam the gardens freely or even take a nice photo. The Visitors Center is designed to take some of the burden from the historic sites; crowds are funneled through there first -- and I suggest that visitors do that first. There you can get your tour times for Independence Hall and plan what you want to see. One of the valuable changes added in recent years has been the presentation of inclusive history on placards at each site. Take time to read these. I never tire of seeing the Liberty Bell; it reminds me that our freedom is important and that we had to grow as a nation to extend freedom to all persons. The architectural beauty of Independence Hall and the surrounding buildings is stunning and very well kept by the Park Service, along with the grounds. This park will take time in the summer -- there are lines. But people come from all over the world to see this birthplace of a new idea for democracy.
I really enjoyed bringing out of town friends. We got a great parking spot and a nice sunny day to boot. Every time i come here i say, i don't get downtown enough. History abounds, everyone was friendly willing to share info. And with a 20 minute ride from home can't beat that!
The tour of Independence Hall is very informative and seeing in person allowed me to visualize what it must have been like debating over the documents that shaped US law. The whole area is very well preserved and a must see at least once. Prepare to wall a lot.
Great experience, if you get the chance. The tour of Independence Hall itself is short, there are only two rooms open to the public. But there are plenty of things to see outside. Monuments and plaques everywhere. The place is crawling with rangers that would be happy to answer any questions.
We went to the Opera on the Mall event on Saturday evening 9/14/2019. It was a free, well organized and very pleasant experience. We brought lawn chairs and watched the prerecorded Philadelphia opera company production of La Boheme on big screens. The sound was great. Would definitely like to do it again. Recommended.