• Congress Voting Independence


    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal..."

Independence Hall echoes these words. Nearby the old cracked Bell proclaims liberty. The spirit of Franklin is alive in his adopted city. Become part of America's journey in discovering its past.

Did You Know?

Drawing of Dolly Todd

Dolley Todd had to write a letter to the orphan court to keep her son when, her first husband John died of Yellow Fever in 1793. In 1794, she married Congressman James Madison.