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Independence Hall, Philadelphia

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Must see · World heritage site · Government Building · Historic Site
The birthplace of America, Independence Hall is the centerpiece of the national historical park located in the oldest part of the city. Known primarily as the location where a young nation declared its independence from the British Empire on July 4, 1776, this landmark building is now a World Heritage Site. A symbol of freedom and democracy, and pictured on the back the $100 bill, the red brick structure consists of a central building with a bell tower and steeple plus two smaller wings featuring arcaded hyphens. For an in-depth look at the interior, pick up your free timed-entry tickets at the park's visitor center. For a small fee, you can also reserve your tickets online or by phone. Use our Philadelphia vacation planning site to add Independence Hall and other attractions to your Philadelphia vacation plans.
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  • On a 4-day trip to Philly we had planned to visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall on a weekday, but were unable to due to severe weather. We opted to go around noon on a Saturday instead, but....  more »
  • A must do tour to walk where our Founding Fathers created our Declaration of Independence and US Constitution. The park service is limiting entrance to allow social distancing. We went on a week day.....  more »

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