Park Museum Collection Profile
Independence National Historical Park

Collection SummaryAmerican portraits (c. 1770-1830) by Peale, Sharples, West, Sully, and Pine. 18th century American period furnishings on display in seventeen historic structures; objects and documents related to Independence Hall, Congress Hall (e.g., silver inkstand used at signing of Declaration of Independence, "Rising Sun Chair" used by presiding officer of 1787 Constitutional Convention [George Washington and others]; personal memorabilia relating to the Revolution and the early Federal period; archival and graphics collection; military objects; archeological objects systematically recovered from within the park's boundaries and associated field records; architectural elements from historic structures.

Collection Size 2,901,216
 
Facilities Exhibiting Museum Items 2nd Bank of the United States
318 Market Street--Archeology at Franklin Court
322 Market Street--Aurora Office
Bishop White House
City Tavern
Congress Hall
Declaration House
Deshler Morris House
Franklin Court Underground Museum
Independence Hall
Independence Visitor Center
Liberty Bell Pavilion
Military Museum at New Hall
Old City Hall
Philadelphia Merchants' Exchange
Todd House
 
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