• Congress Voting Independence

    Independence

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Guided Educational Programs

IPI learning

Students get hands-on experience cataloging artifacts in the Archaeology classroom.

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The park's education center, the Independence Park Institute (IPI), offers education programs that connect participants of all ages to the resources and stories of Independence National Historical Park. The Independence Park Institute offers a variety of curriculum-based educational programs for all age groups. These programs are available 7 days a week, year-round.

All programs have been designed to link classroom learning with experiences in the park. Check out our curriculum materials page for unique in-class ideas.

To reserve a guided program or have questions about our education program, please contact the Independence Park Institute at (215) 597-2760 or via e-mail us

The Liberty Bell: A Symbol for We The People
Grades 4-12

How did a broken bell became an icon of ourselves, our country, and the world? Students use interactive projects to learn how this historic transformation took place. This program offers a new way of looking at this old bell.

The Liberty Bell: A Symbol for We The People
Grades K-3

Through story-telling and activities your students will learn the meanings of symbolism and liberty. Though this old, cracked bell is now silent, your students will speak of liberty in this interactive program.

Archeology: History Found in Pieces
Grades 5-12

Students take on the role of archeologists and piece together a story of the buried past. They will get hands-on experience as they examine and analyze historical documents and artifacts from a recent archeology dig.

Quest for Freedom: Slavery and the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia
Grades 7-12

Park Rangers provide an outdoor walking tour that focuses on Philadelphia's significant contributions to anti-slavery efforts in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Benjamin Franklin
This program is temporarily closed for construction, Jan. to July 2013.

Daily Life in 18th Century Philadelphia
This program is temporarily closed for construction, Jan. to July 2013.


Costs:
All programs are 1 hour in length, are curriculum based with hands-on learning experiences.
1 program: $5 per person
2 programs: $8 per person
3 programs: $10 per person

Reservations:To reserve a guided program or have questions about our education program, please contact the Independence Park Institute at (215) 597-2760 or via INDE_Education_Comments@nps.gov

|Independence National Historical Park is a wonderful place for students of all ages to learn about the foundations of American history, government, and culture. We look forward to seeing your school group here soon.

 

Did You Know?

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Did you know Gouverneur Morris, a signer of the Constitution and author of its preamble lost his leg in a carriage accident on Philadelphia's Dock Street in 1780?