Independence Hall 4.2 rating

  Landmarks

The Independence Hall is the highlight of the Independence National Historical Park, the site where the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, and where the U.S. Constitution was drafted in 1787, among other historical milestones. Originally known as the Pennsylvania State House when it was completed in 1753, the red brick Georgian style building has a central belltower with a wooden steeple, flanked by 2 smaller wings. It is furnished with period pieces, including Ben Franklin's desk, the Rising Sun chair from which George Washington presided over proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, and the silver Syng inkstand that was used by several of the Founding Fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its defining role in American history.

Timed tour tickets have to be collected at the Visitor Center Ranger's Desk in order to enter.

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About Independence Hall

 520 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

 +1 215-965-2305

 http://www.nps.gov

Independence Hall and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
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Liberty Bell Center(0.1 km)
The iconic Liberty Bell is an emblem of American Independence, and holds a symbolic place in history as the 'justice bell' that heralded significant events.

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center(0.5 km)
The National Constitution Center is one of the most interactive history museums in America.

Philadelphia Chinatown

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East of Broad St, 'East meets West'.

Independence National Historical Park and Visitor's Center

Independence National Historical Park and Visitor's Center(0.1 km)
The Independence National Historic Park comprises some of USA's most famous historic sites associated with the American Revolution, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin's house and grave, and the house in which the Declaration of Independence was written.

Franklin Court

Franklin Court(0.3 km)
The Franklin Court is what remains of Benjamin Franklin's brick house after it was torn down 20 years after his death, with a Benjamin Franklin Museum on site that throws light on his inventions and artifacts.

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market(0.9 km)
The Reading Terminal Market is a covered public market where many of Pennsylvania's Amish merchants sell their goods.

Carpenter's Hall

Carpenter's Hall(0.3 km)
The Carpenter's Hall is a 2-storey Georgian building where delegates from the first Continental Congress gathered in this building in 1774 and voted to declare independence from Great Britain.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary(2.9 km)
The Eastern State Penitentiary is a National Historic Landmark that was formerly a famous prison but stands in ruin today.

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