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Independence Hall

  • Independence Hall

    If you are in Philadelphia, then you must not miss this iconic landmark. Independence Hall is the birthplace of the United States. The Declaration of Independence was signed here, and the first draft of the US Constitution was created here.

    Take guided tours of this historic building and learn about the founding ideals of the US. See the national and international symbols of democracy and freedom, including the Liberty Bell. Don't miss the Benjamin Franklin Museum that honors Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin when you visit Independence Hall.


    • Free Entry $1 reservation fee per ticket


    • Open daily: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


    • Guided Tours
    • Shopping


    • Slide Program: "Washington Crossing the Delaware"
    • Slide Program: "Philadelphia's Boston Tea Party"
  • What happened at Independence Hall?

    Independence Hall is considered to be the birthplace of the United States.  The Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence here in 1776. Eleven years later, delegates to the Constitutional Convention created and signed the framework of the United States Constitution in the same room as well.

    Are there tours of Independence Hall?

    Entrance to the Independence Hall is by tour only. Tours begin every 15 minutes through December 31 and last for about 15-20 minutes. Tours will begin every 20 minutes from March through October 2022. Seventeen visitors are allowed on each tour. You can see the Assembly Room where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were both signed on the first floor of the building.

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