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Independence National Historical Park

143 South Third Street

The old cracked Bell still proclaims Liberty and Independence Hall echoes the words, "We the People." Explore Franklin's Philadelphia and learn about the past and America's continuing struggle to fulfill the Founders' Declaration that "all men are created equal."

Visit the Liberty Bell
No tickets are required to visit the Liberty Bell Center; however all visitors will be required to process through security screening.

Independence Hall
Tours of Independence Hall are organized by means of timed tickets. You can get free tickets at the Independence Visitor Center on the day of your visit, or reserve them in advance for a fee of $1.50 per ticket.

Beyond the Bell and the Hall
If time permits, don't limit your visit to Independence National Historical Park to just the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. There are plenty of other sites to see. Spanning over 55 acres on 20 city blocks within the historic district of the City of Philadelphia, the park preserves and interprets many of our country's most important resources associated with the establishment of the United States of America. These sites include the First and Second Banks of the United States, Congress Hall and Old City Hall. Additionally, the park tells the story of Philadelphia's most famous citizen, Benjamin Franklin, in Franklin Court, where Franklin's home once stood.


Robert Oliveti

Saturday, July 7, 2018
The birthplace of America. What more needs to be said. Every American & most foreign visitors should spend AT LEAST A FULL DAY exploring history in this wonderful historical park. Enough sites, activities, & related museums to provide up to 3 days of interesting things to see & do. And that's not counting all the wonderful attractions & museums throughout the rest of Philadelphia, a fabulous easily walkable city. Highly recommend the historical park & the city that is its home. Just go; you won't be disappointed.

Garry Simmons

Thursday, July 12, 2018
We were there for the Chinese Lantern festival. On the last day, the weather was fantastic and the crowds showed up! Despite the large attendance, it never felt crowded. Chinese performers were very good. Or course, all of the displays we're beautiful (check my posted photos). A very nice event. Peaceful park atmosphere. Looking forward to next year.

Spencer Pellant

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
This was a great experience and a must see when travelling to Philadelphia. Everything involved with the Historical Park is free the guided tour that takes you through Independence Hall is short but informative. 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. Very important place in our nation's history, I know that if I am back in Philly I will visit again.

ShriRam Dalal

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Chinese lantern festival was just breathtaking and WONDERFUL...!! No two ways. Cannot describe the beauty of lanterns but icing on cake was the show presented by Chinese artists which was incredible to say the least. Food seemed very decent and crowd was relishing it as well. Ambience overall was marvellous. A must enjoy evening at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern festival.

Jay B

Thursday, July 12, 2018
It's always amazing to learn about US history . They offer numerous of tours which I took only two! Before you can take a tour or visit the museum there is a 100% security check. They put your bag through a machine and you walk through a metal detector. Also there was a long wait for the tours on the day I went it was 90-plus degrees🌡 no seating so about 40 minutes per line standing in the sun☀️

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