Teacher Workshops

Color photo showing male park ranger in gray smock facing a group of adult visitors in Franklin Court Printing Office.

Teachers discuss ideas during a professional development workshop led by a park ranger.

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We offer a variety of workshops encompassing many interests and grade levels. History is our focus and components from multiple disciplines are frequently utilized from many curriculum areas. These workshops are hands-on learning experiences that involve using Independence National Historical Park as a classroom. It is a classroom where there is much to learn, to teach, and to encounter.

Upcoming Programs and Events


Quest for the Liberty Bell

  • Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
  • Time: 9:30am - 1pm
  • Cost: $25

Educators will learn of the rich history of this symbol of liberty and how to use the Liberty Bell in their classrooms. In addition, educators will get the opportunity to tour the tower of Independence Hall where the Liberty Bell formerly hung. Teachers attending this workshop must be able to climb very steep steps.

To register, contact Education Program Manager Jeffrey Collins by email.

Programs for School Districts

The Independence Park Institute offers full and half day guided programs for groups of teachers. Two sample agenda are offered here, but we can easily design a custom tour to suit your curriculum and travel plans.

IPI Professional Development Programs (3.5 hours)

IPI Professional Development Programs (7 hours)

For additional information about professional development opportunities please call us at 215-597-2760 or

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