Independence National Historical Park

Philadelphia, PA

Where are we going?

Independence National Historical Park
525 Market Street
Philadelphia
PA
19106

215 965-2305

What is there to do?

"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! 

 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $5 for Benjamin Franklin Museum. Most other sites FREE!

Children: $2 for Benjamin Franklin Museum. Most other sites FREE!

Free Under: 3 (for Benjamin Franklin museum)

LAST UPDATED 2014

Need a little extra help?

The buildings, programs and exhibits are all accessible through ramps, as well as assistive listening devices available.

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When can we go?

9am - 5pm (Visitor Center 8:30am - 6pm)

Daily except Christmas

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Any top tips?

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.

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