History & Culture
Read about the history of the places associated with the birth of the nation. Learn more about Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. There are more than a dozen other historic sites and museums in Independence National Historical Park.
Commissioned by the PA, DE, NJ State Societies, Daughters of the American Revolution. Independence National Historical Park Collection.
StoriesDelve into stories through the park's FREE mobile app, or through the park's web pages.
Learn the significance of the Liberty Bell, read a day by day synopsis of the Constitutional Convention, consider Religious Freedom in Colonial America, or listen to tales of community improvement, nation building, and more.
PreservationPreservation at the park includes everything from shards of pottery to historic structures and cultural landscapes. The work of Cultural Resources Management is at the core of the mission of the National Park Service.
ResearchThe park's Library and Archives contains published and documentary materials relating to the park sites and stories. The Library and Archives are located in the Merchants' Exchange Building at 3rd and Walnut Streets. Access to the Library and Archives is by appointment only.