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    Independence

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

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This page is the media's source for events, news and historical happenings concerning Independence National Historical Park, the best park in history!

Who We Are
A unit of the National Park Service, Independence National Historical Park was created by an Act of Congress on June 28, 1948. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Independence NHP covers almost 54 acres in Philadelphia's Old City, and includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Franklin Court, and other historic buildings associated with the founding of the United States.

Park News
Discover more about the park through the latest press releases and press kits.

Expert Sources
If you are writing a story about the park or other topics covering the founding of the United States and would like to interview park staff please contact us prior to your deadline. We will be happy to arrange an interview with a subject matter expert to answer questions and provide more information for your story.

Special Programs
Our daily programs are designed to give visitors to the park the basic story of the American Revolution, the Constitutional Convention and Benjamin Franklin's life, but there's a lot more to the story of the founding of the United States that cannot be covered in one tour.

If you feel inspired to learn more than the basic history, we regularly hold in-depth special programs on a variety of subjects that may include 18th Century life, the creation of the constitution, African American history, Native American History and Women's history just to name a few.

View our special programs.

Social Networking Media
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Contact the Public Affairs Office

e-mail us
Phone: (215) 597-0060
Fax: (215) 597-0042
Mail: 143 S 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

Did You Know?

Photo of Franklin's Glass Armonica

Benjamin Franklin is credited with being the first American to invent a musical instrument? He invented the glass armonica in 1761 after seeing wine glasses being used to make musical sounds.