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Independence Hall, Philadelphia

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Must see · World heritage site · Government Building · Historic Site
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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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  • This is the highlight of any trip to Philadelphia, especially American history fans. Independence Hall is where everything started and why we are able to find the United States now. While getting the....  more
    This is the highlight of any trip to Philadelphia, especially American history fans. Independence Hall is where everything started and why we are able to find the United States now. While getting the....  more »
  • Taking the tour was so worth it. You have to reserve a time online. It cost only a dollar and only a few minutes to do it. The Park Ranger we had, gave an amazing history lesson. She was very... 
    Taking the tour was so worth it. You have to reserve a time online. It cost only a dollar and only a few minutes to do it. The Park Ranger we had, gave an amazing history lesson. She was very...  more »
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  • Just a fascinating and inspirational experience. We went without tickets in winter and waited about 45 minutes. It was quite cold outside but that made us feel like we were part of the history! Tour guide was great with kids and also answered all of our questions. Definitely a feeling and vibe that can’t be replicated by watching YouTube videos. Must go in person.
  • This was such an amazing place to see. To be in the place where the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were signed, where the founding fathers once sat and gave us our freedom just leaves me speechless. Make sure to get there before 7 as they do close and they do tours it seems like every 30 min. The tour was really good and we received a lot of great information. So happy I got to see this place. You also see the old courtroom. I've posted pictures of everything.

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