Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia

4.6
#1 of 27 in Parks in Philadelphia
Spread across 20 city blocks in the city's historic district, Independence National Historical Park is the place to go for a better sense of the country's official birthplace. You're bound to wait in some lines; more than 3.5 million visitors come here each year, primarily to see the iconic Independence Hall and Liberty Bell, just two of the 30 sites. At Benjamin Franklin's Museum, take advantage of interactive exhibits to learn about this founding father. While greenspaces allow kids to burn off some energy, you might want to have something on hand to keep them (or you) occupied when it's time to get in line. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Independence National Historical Park by using our Philadelphia online tour planner .
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  • In this park you can enjoy history of the United States, exercise walking around the park and enjoy with the family.  more »
  • ... great preparation and explanation of events, very well documented, that create the right expectation to see the Liberty Bell. Otherwise it might seem like a cracked Bell. Still worth the visit (free by the way)
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  • A truly awesome experience. In some places around the area you feel like you've gone back in time. The only complaint I have is that the website made me think the building were accessible until 8 when they obviously closed well before that. Even without being allowed access inside you can really feel the history. I'm not aware of another city with so much set aside for historical places and events. It is totally worth the trip even after hours.
  • Historic place that bore witness to several key events in US history. Top attractions such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Constitution Center are all within walking distance of each other. It's easy (and practical) to spend an entire day here, especially if you happen to visit on a holiday, when the queues at major attractions can be very long. Bring good walking shoes and prepare for the weather. I've been here both in the winter and summer and standing in line when the temperature is unforgiving is not a very pleasant experience.

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