Independence Hall

520 Chestnut St (btwn 5th St & 6th St), Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
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    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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  • "Go early to independent visitor center to get a ticket first for a timed..." (6 tips)
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  • visitPA

    During the Constitutional Conv. here, Ben Franklin wondered whether the sun carved into George Washington’s chair symbolized the rising or the setting of the new nation. He decided it was rising. Read more

    visitPA · May 21, 2010
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  • HISTORY

    This building, completed in the 1750s, is where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were deliberated and adopted.

    HISTORY · June 15, 2012
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  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? Independence Hall is pictured on the back of the $100 bill. The hands on the hall’s clock show the time as approximately 4:10 but there’s no record of why this time might have been chose

    K12 Inc · June 16, 2011
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  • Visit Philly

    Get free timed tickets at the Independence Visitor Center. If it's during a busy season, you may have some time to kill--good thing you're in America's most historic square mile.

    Visit Philly · February 9, 2012
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  • Kate P.

    Go on the free tour.

    Kate Papageorge · January 31, 2010
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  • Visit Philly

    A bronze marker in front of the building commemorates President John F. Kennedy’s Independence Day speech on July 4, 1962.

    Visit Philly · February 13, 2012
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  • US National Archives

    One of the first slave-trade cases in the U.S. was heard in Independence Hall in 1800. The 135 transported Africans were named after the rescuing ship “Ganges”; descendants still use this name. Read more

    US National Archives · February 1, 2011
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  • NBC Politics

    Historic venue where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were adopted. Get your wonk on at http://NBCPolitics.com

    NBC Politics · April 10, 2012
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  • US National Archives

    Have a look at the Constitution of the United States, signed here on September 17, 1787. As the supreme law of the United States, it has since guided American society in law and political culture. Read more

    US National Archives · July 13, 2012
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  • George C.

    This is the most visited historical site in the United States.

    George C · November 10, 2011
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  • The N Crowd

    Check in and get a special VisitPa badge. (Follow them first.) You can only take pictures across the street. Don't run across to take one or you might get in trouble.

    The N Crowd · January 17, 2011
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  • US National Archives

    The Articles of Confederation, consisting of six sheets of parchment stitched together, defined the former colonies as a confederation of 13 sovereign states bound loosely in a "league of friendship." Read more

    US National Archives · July 24, 2012
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  • Teresa O.

    It was awesome to be in the same rooms as our forefathers

    Teresa Oliver · September 5, 2010
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  • US National Archives

    On November 20, 1782, American delegates signed the preliminary articles of peace between the United States and Great Britain, granting formal independence and expanding the territory of the nation. Read more

    US National Archives · July 31, 2012
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  • The History Press

    Tens of thousands of people passed through Independence Hall on April 22, 1865 to view Abraham Lincoln’s remains. To read more about Philadelphia’s role during the Civil War, check out PHILADELPHIA AN Read more

    The History Press · April 14, 2011
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  • US National Archives

    On June 13, 1782, Congress asked Charles Thomson to come up with a suitable design for America's Great Seal. Thomson's final design, still in use today, envisioned an eagle "on the wing and rising." Read more

    US National Archives · July 31, 2012
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  • David M.

    great to visit a place where history was made

    David Mikel 😜😎 · March 29, 2013
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  • Lina G.

    That was super cool!

    Lina Gonzo · August 20, 2012
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  • Nicola

    go look at the bell at night

    Nicola · February 10, 2010
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  • US National Archives

    On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in which they declared they were breaking from British rule to form free and independent states. Read more

    US National Archives · July 5, 2012
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  • ToryBurch

    Brush up on your American history in Philly. Commune with the founding fathers here.

    ToryBurch · June 25, 2013
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  • US National Archives

    This document records the July 2, 1776, vote in which the Continental Congress agreed to independence. The words of the resolution are echoed in the Declaration of Independence. Read more

    US National Archives · July 12, 2012
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  • Visit Philly

    The PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stops 2 or 18, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing more of Philadelphia's attractions and museums. Read more

    Visit Philly · May 1, 2012
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  • Daniel S.

    Found a new country

    Daniel Salinas · May 12
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  • Thomas J.

    The Declaration of Independence —written by Thomas Jefferson & amended by the Continental Congress— was approved here on July 4, 1776. Jefferson often visits in the 21st Century, so keep an eye out!

    Thomas Jefferson · July 1, 2013
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  • US National Archives

    Come to Independence Hall to relive the historical moments where the founding fathers first drafted the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July! Take a look at this display from 1776! Read more

    US National Archives · June 17, 2013
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  • US National Archives

    This engraving depicts the Second Continental Congress approving their resolution for independence on July 2, 1776. The Declaration of Independence was soon approved and a new nation was formed. Read more

    US National Archives · July 19, 2012
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  • US National Archives

    Richard Henry Lee of Virginia read from this paper when he formally proposed independence to Congress on June 7, 1776. Twelve colonies voted for the resolution, with New York abstaining. Read more

    US National Archives · July 6, 2012
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  • Matthew W.

    The West Wing contains the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Read more

    Matthew Witkovsky · September 19, 2011
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  • Marc B.

    What are the most important questions about democracy to emerge from the constitutional convention that took place here over 225 years ago?

    Marc Brasof · August 28, 2011
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  • Matt A.

    While you're here, create a Bill of Rights!

    Matt Aromando · August 13, 2011
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  • Marsha S.

    After you finish the tour here walk a couple blocks down Chestnut street to Jones restaurant. Great place for brunch.

    Marsha Swanson · September 14, 2013
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  • Chad M.

    The best photo with a group at Independence Hall is taken from outside before you go in through security.

    Chad Murray · June 2, 2013
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  • TJ

    Tickets are not required if the tour is taken in Jan or Feb.

    TJ · January 5, 2013
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  • Helen M.

    Get your free timed ticket from the friendly rangers at the Independence Visitor Center. Get there early (building opens at 8:30).

    Helen Murphy · April 19, 2012
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  • HeresJay K.

    The clocktower renovations are complete. The clock -- and its chime -- are working once again.

    HeresJay Kesslinger · March 8, 2012
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  • Ricardo S.

    ok, we can go, it's close to us

    Ricardo Santos · January 24, 2012
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  • The M.

    Get your Free Tickets nice and early from the Independence Visitor Center :)

    The Meist · July 19, 2011
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  • Reyzal F.

    great view

    Reyzal Federico · February 3, 2011
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  • Francois P.

    The Rangers are pretty good guides but there is not much to see, except for what the place means

    Francois Pichard · December 11, 2010
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  • WDW Tour Company

    Get your tickets ahead and enjoy the informative tour. There's several bldgs to see nearby as well before or after tour.

    WDW Tour Company · September 18, 2010
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  • Graham G.

    They let 85 people into the independance hall tour every 20 min.

    Graham Grafx · February 14, 2010
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  • Tim P.

    Where the Earth's location in regards to the sun ceases to have meaning, and Nicholas Cage finds some super nifty glasses that allow you to see more clues on the Declaration of Independence.

    Tim Pate · January 13
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  • Fred G.

    Awesome, awesome place! I never get bored of coming here!

    Fred Glover · July 13, 2013
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  • LoriPA

    Get your free tickets FIRST at the Visitors Center on Market St. BEFORE going thru security check at the Hall. It's really not that hard to understand, people.

    LoriPA · July 5, 2013
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  • Jennifer H.

    Make sure you find your correct tour group. We got confused and ended up with a school group. Luckily they had enough room for us. Unluckily, it was a school group.

    Jennifer Havey · May 4, 2013
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  • Big D.

    The senate room wallls are painted the same shade of green as The House of Lords in England.

    Big D · September 13, 2012
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  • Helen M.

    The west wing of Independence Hall features some of the essiential documents of the formation of the United States.

    Helen Murphy · April 14, 2012
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  • Jessica M.

    Wonderful tour, may you be lucky enough to be given it by the impassioned and über knowledgable Ranger Gus. He's wonderful.

    Jessica Morris · December 11, 2011
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  • Nicolás F.

    Hay que decirlo... los gringos tienen un talento especial para conmemorar sus fiestas... yo ni sé donde se firmó la independencia de Chile

    Nicolás Fuenzalida Plaza · October 16, 2012
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