Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park
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One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall.
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Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 2nd St • 4 min walk
  • 5th St • 5 min walk
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN2,327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
There's so much history here and it's amazing! My wife and I hadn't been to Independence Hall since we were kids, so we took a detour on a recent trip back to PA and visited these sites. Independence National Historical Park covers many historical attractions in Old City and we were lucky enough to visit several of them. We booked a tour of Independence Hall (via recreation.gov) and it was a lovely tour. Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining and it's so humbling to be standing where The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution were signed and adopted. It really gives you chills. We also got to see the Liberty Bell and tour Christ Church. One of the highlights was definitely visiting Christ Church Burial Ground and seeing Benjamin Franklin's grave and Benjamin Rush's grave. There's just so much to see here and you really can't do it all in a day. I highly recommend coming here if you're a lover of American history!
Written January 24, 2024
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margaretbk
Philadelphia, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
If you like history and art..let the 2nd Bank of the United States Portrait Gallery take you back in time to 1776. This is the closest thing we have to photographs of our founding fathers .
Written October 14, 2023
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK1,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The park itself isn’t anything out of the ordinary other than to offer you respite from sightseeing BUT this is where you will find all the key historic sites. Around the park is Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and many other historical sights.
It’s worth taking a seat, looking around and trying to imagine what it would have been like 250 years ago, after the Revolution and before the Declaration was finally ratified and signed. Many historical figures of that age would have wandered the very same pathways on which you now stand which I always find amazing.
Written September 25, 2023
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Brei H
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It was ok. We took our kids there in 2016 and the tour guide gave us a lot more information regarding the history of the building and the significance of the fires, etc. This time our tour guide focused solely on the signing of the Declaration of Independence and said nothing of the fire. Our tour guide was also very hard to hear and was more concerned about kids getting their knees stuck in the banisters, then actually giving us more information. Not all tours are created equal and they will be dependent on your tour guide.
Written September 18, 2023
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Woody & Kathy L
Sun City, AZ87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The tour, although short, taught me some things about the forming of our country that weren't taught in school. Our guide was very informative and engaged the people on the tour. Very enjoyable and educational. Well worth the 20 to 30 minutes.
Written August 21, 2023
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greglinmon
Las Cruces, NM784 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I love to visit National Park System sites. Visited several hundred. This is always so nice. Fifth visit, yet always top five. Very well done site. Tour is outstanding
Written July 26, 2023
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Tom H
Evansville, IN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Be sure to make your tour reservation in advance on the website. It was an awesome feeling to be in the very room where the United States was birthed.
Written July 20, 2023
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Independence National Historic Park is great and full of history. They have Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the tomb of the unknown soldier, the first Quaker meeting house, the first Jewish congregation and more. It’s a great, clean place to walk around in the city. You can also get your national park passport stamped in the visitor center here.
Written July 18, 2023
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SnowMom
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Shout-out to Geraldine Hawkins of the National Parks Service in the Great Essentials exhibit who let us know that Liberty Hall tours are first-come first-serve from 5-7pm (at least during summer, make sure to check this when you’re planning)! We thought we had missed our opportunity to see this part of independence park, but thanks to engaging with Ms Hawkins for a few minutes, we were able to have a great historical Philadelphia experience. The East Wing and Congress Hall are also great tours that do not require tickets during the day. We spent a couple of hours in this historic part of town, then went to see the Liberty Bell across the street.

Definitely make this part of your Philadelphia trip. We enjoyed going through the Museum of the American Revolution in the morning and then seeing the National park sites with all of that context. The museum is great to go through with kids.
Written July 12, 2023
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ELKW
United States11,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
there are several building you can tour, and learned about the America history, worth to take a look if you haven't been there
Written July 7, 2023
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