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April 10, 2014
Go Wild for Independence National Historical Park! Junior Rangers invited to celebrate National Park Week in Philadelphia
Go wild for our nation's history at Independence National Historical Park during National Park Week, April 19 through 27, 2014. Check out our special programs and activities throughout the week. And to keep the celebration going among our youngest visitors, Independence National Historical Park and the Friends of Independence will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 26, with educational games and activities on Independence Mall.

March 26, 2014
Independence NHP Welcomes International Educators
Independence National Historical Park welcomed a group of international educators as part of Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, managed through Philadelphia's International Visitors Council.

March 26, 2014
Pat Jones Receives Eastern National Superior Performance Award
Pat Jones, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Independence National Historical Park, has been awarded Eastern National's Superior Performance Award

March 13, 2014
The Fight for Women’s Rights at Independence NHP
Suffragists faced uphill battles as they fought for women’s right to vote. Visitors to Independence National Historical Park on Sunday, March 30, will have a special opportunity to meet Susan B. Anthony and hear how she brought her fight to Independence Hall, home of freedom and democracy.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to national park service sites in Philadelphia creates $195 million in economic benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that 3,615,698 visitors to Independence National Historical Park, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site and the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial in 2012 spent $195 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 2,736 jobs in the local area.Report shows visitor spending supports 2,736 jobs in local economy

December 05, 2013
Ceremony Marks 266th Anniversary of PA National Guard
Ceremony Marks 266th Anniversary of PA National Guard

December 02, 2013
Franklins Gazette Recreated in Franklin Court
For the first time since the printing office opened in Franklin Court, park rangers at Independence National Historical Park are printing a copy of Benjamin Franklin’s original Pennsylvania Gazette. The Gazette of October 6, 1743 will be featured on the Franklin Court printing presses until December 18, 2013. Copies are available for purchase by park visitors.

September 13, 2013
Friends of Independence National Historical Park Host Benjamin Franklin Museum Ribbon-Cutting Event
Celebrations for the Grand Opening of the Benjamin Franklin Museum in Independence National Historical Park will start on September 19. The Friends of Independence will kick-off the festivities with a ticketed reception in the museum on September 19, including a ribbon cutting hosted by Ben Franklin himself. The park will host a day of family friendly activities in Franklin Court on September 20.

September 10, 2013
Germantown White House to Open for Commemoration of the Battle of Germantown
On October 5, to honor the anniversary of the Battle of Germantown, Independence National Historical Park will open the Germantown White House for one day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Germantown White House has been closed this year due to budget restraints. This is a special one day opportunity to tour this historic residence.

August 20, 2013
Benjamin Franklin Museum New Museum Opens in Independence National Historical Park
The Benjamin Franklin Museum in Independence National Historical Park is re-opening to the public after a two year renovation project.

August 13, 2013
We are Turning 97
Independence National Historical Park Celebrates 97th Birthday of the National Park Service

July 24, 2013
Philadelphia School District Educator joins National Park Service in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program
Philadelphia School District Educator joins National Park Service in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program

June 21, 2013
June Programs Kick off Freedom Week
June programs get thing started for Freedom Week at Independence National Historical Park.

June 13, 2013
Spirit of Liberty Sky Diving Team to Land at Independence National Historical Park
Spirit of Liberty Sky Diving Team to Land at Independence National Historical Park

May 29, 2013
K-9 Ranger Ken Franklin Joins Independence Team
K-9 Ranger Ken Franklin starts work as the newest Law Enforcement Officer at Independence National Historical Park.

 

April 15, 2013
Independence Invites Philadelphia to Celebrate National Park Week
Independence National Historical Park celebrates National Park Week beginning Saturday, April 20 with National Junior Ranger Day on Independence Mall from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. The park will continue to host free, family-friendly programs for National Park Week through Sunday, April 28.

March 21, 2013
Statement of the Effects of Sequestration at Independence National Historical Park
Effective March 1, 2013, Independence National Historical Park was required by "sequestration" (a series of automatic, across-the-board permanent spending cuts) to reduce its annual budget by five percent. The park must absorb that cut in the remaining seven months of this fiscal year that ends September 30. The federal law imposing sequestration requires that each park take this cut.

February 26, 2013
Independence National Historical Park Tourism Creates $150 million in Local Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 3,572,770 visitors to Independence National Historical Park spent $149,894,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 2,086 jobs in the local area. Combined with the other National Park Service units in Philadelphia administered by Independence National Historical Park - Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial and Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site - those numbers total 3,589,430 visitors who spent $151,040,000, supporting 2,103 jobs in the local area.

February 14, 2013
National Park Service Programs Celebrate Women's History
March is Women's History Month, and National Park Service Rangers at Independence National Historical Park will be offering a series of free programs throughout the month. New this year, programs will include ranger presentations in the Liberty Bell Center on the women who helped found our nation and forge our path. With a range of programs, there's something for everyone!

January 31, 2013
NPS Relocates the Bicentennial Bell
On July 6, 1976, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain presented the Bicentennial Bell to the people of the United States in celebration of the bicentennial of the United States of America. On January 31, 2013, the Bicentennial Bell was moved by the National Park Service from the bell tower at 3rd and Chestnut Streets into Independence National Historical Park's museum storage, where it will be kept until the new display for the bell is completed.

January 17, 2013
African American History Month Programs at Independence NHP
February is African American History Month, and Independence National Historical Park is celebrating with a series of ranger-led programs at the Independence Visitor Center, the Second Bank, and all around the park.

November 29, 2012
Renee Albertoli Receives the National Freeman Tilden Award
Park Ranger Renee Albertoli from Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia is the 2012 recipient of the National Park Service's Freeman Tilden Award for interpretive excellence. Albertoli was honored for creating a writing enrichment program for high school students entitled "Project Write - Inspire Me!"

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Photo of Liberty Bell center exhibits

The exhibits in the Liberty Bell Center showcase the Liberty Bell’s role as a symbol in the abolitionist movement, the fight for women’s suffrage and the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960’s.