• Congress Voting Independence


    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Plan A Field Trip

A park ranger leads a group of teenaged students down the street.
Place-based learning is a great complement to classroom instruction.
NPS photo
Visiting Independence National Historical Park is a memorable experience for students and teachers alike. There are many different ways to experience the park, including guided and self-guided options. The information below is intended for groups planning either a guided or self-guided trip.

Teachers, please encourage your students to preserve the historic buildings! No gum, candy, food or beverages are permitted in the buildings. Please remind your students and chaperones to refrain from using their cell phones during the ranger led presentations. With your help, your students can have a great educational experience during their field trip.

Did You Know?

Drawing of Independence Hall

From 1790 to 1800 Philadelphia was the Capital of the United States. During that time, city, county, and state government offices were all on the same block of Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th.