Independence Hall: the birthplace of the United States (C. Borland/PhotoLink)

Independence Hall is one of America's most historic places. It was here that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written, debated, and later accepted, and the hall also served as the center of American government from 1790 to 1800. The bell tower steeple of Independence Hall originally contained the Liberty Bell, although for preservation purposes the bell is now housed in nearby Liberty Center; still, the tower today holds a Centennial Bell created for the 1876 Centennial Exposition. In 1948, the hall's interior was restored to its original appearance, and Congress established Independence National Historical Park later that year. Today, visitors can walk where Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin walked some two centuries earlier. Independence Hall is open daily and entrance is free, although tickets are required. From March to December, timed tour tickets are required. These can be reserved in advance online and by phone.

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Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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520 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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Telephone Number: (215) 965-2305
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