"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal..."
You know the words from school, now visit where they were actually spoken! Independence National Historical Park is a collection of those infamous places in history which shaped and created America! You can feel the spirit of Benjamin Franklin as soon as you arrive!
So...let's take a walk through history!
Independence Hall is literally the birthplace of America? Do you know what happened there? We hope so! That incredible document called the Declaration Of Independence, as well as the U.S Constitution were both debated and signed there! Pretty incredible!
Timed entry tickets are needed from March to December, but you don't need tickets in January and February (these tickets are free if you pick them up the morning of your visit from the visitor center!)
Here's a fun fact - there are 39 names on the constitution and only 38 signers - why is this? If you don't know, all the more reason to visit!
The famous Liberty Bell Center is nearby - the original liberty bell! Do you know how it got that famous crack?
The one and only Benjamin Franklin Museum features fun hands-on interactive exhibits on the life and character of one of the great icons in American history. You will really get a sense of who this great man was!
If you are an art lover, the Portrait Gallery have original paintings of the founding fathers. The building itself is pretty special too, so make sure you take a good look around!
Liberty, justice, and family fun for all!
$5 for Benjamin Franklin Museum. Most other sites FREE!
$2 for Benjamin Franklin Museum. Most other sites FREE!
3 (for Benjamin Franklin museum)
Don't miss the many plaques and statues as you walk around the park!
For Independence Hall, you must get a timed (free) ticket, except in January and February. You can get these online in advance. You don't need a ticket for the Liberty Bell Center.
All the buildings are close together in the one area. The visitor center is at 525 Market St, with Liberty Bell Center next door at 526. Independence Hall is at 520 Chestnut St, and Franklin Court is at 314 - 321 Market St.
Parking is best at the Independence Visitor Center underground car park. Public transport is always a great option.
The park is an incredible place for history students to come and learn first hand about the creation of America. They have interactive school programs, lesson plans, field trip materials and professional development to assist you.
They have a junior rangers program which kids can complete, so grab the Junior Ranger booklet and complete the activities!
The buildings, programs and exhibits are all accessible through ramps, as well as assistive listening devices available.
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9am - 5pm (Visitor Center 8:30am - 6pm)
Daily except Christmas
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