Independence Hall

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Famous for its role in American Independence, Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence was approved.

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520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States

Located in Philadelphia, Independence Hall is a historic site that played a crucial role in the founding of the United States. It is here where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both signed.

Located in Independence Square, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in America’s history.

Come and learn about American history with us!


What to Know

Independence Hall, aka the State House, is located in Independence Square, Philadelphia. Built-in 1732, it served as the meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783. The assembly room of the Independence Hall was also the site of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 where the US Constitution was drafted and later signed. The building is a symbol of American freedom and democracy.

Independence Hall is a part of the Independence National Historic Park which also include other important sites related to the American Revolution such as the Liberty Bell and Congress Hall. The best way to visit all these historical sites is by booking a private tours that will take care of your pick and drop while ensuring you can explore all these amazing places in one tour.

 

How to Get There

Independence Hall is located in the heart of Philadelphia and is easily accessible by car, public transportation, or by foot. Visitors can take the SEPTA subway, bus, or a trolly to the Independence National Historical Park. The park is also within the walking distance of city hall and other major attractions in Philadelphia.

If you’re traveling by car, there are several parking garages near Independence Hall, but parking can be expensive in the city. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation if possible.

The Scenic Philadelphia Night Tour might also be one of the best and hassle-free ways to visit the city and explore its attractions to the fullest, from the iconic Liberty Bell to the famous Washington Monument Fountain.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Independence Hall is during the spring and fall months when the weather is mild and crowds are smaller.

The park is open year-round, but tour tickets are required from March through December. In January and February, tours of Independence Hall are only available on weekends and holiday Mondays, and tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets can be reserved up to six months in advance.

Highlights

The tour of Independence Hall takes visitors through the west wing of the building, where the Assembly Room, where both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed, is located.

Visitors can see the chair used by George Washington during the Constitutional Convention and view original copies of the documents. The tour also includes Congress Hall, where the US Congress met from 1790 to 1800. Congress Hall has been restored to its original appearance and features exhibits on the early history of the United States.

Another highlight of the tour includes the Liberty Bell Centre, where visitors can see the iconic symbol of American Independence, and the Independence National Historical Park, where visitors can explore the streets of Philadelphia and see other important sites related to the American Revolution.

Features

The tour of independence hall is free but tickets are required and must be reserved in advance. Visitors can reserve tickets to tour Independence Hall online, over the phone, or in person at the Independence Visitor Centre or the park ranger’s office.

The tour of Independence Hall is a self-guided audio tour that takes approximately 30 minutes. Visitors can use their mobile devices to access the audio tour, which is available in several languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin.