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Multimedia Presentations

Independence Visitor Center Films

Independence
Created for the Bicentennial in 1976, and directed by John Huston, this film provides a quick overview of the history that took place in Philadelphia from 1774 to 1800. The movie opens with Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, and others coming back and reliving the historic events which took place in Philadelphia at our nation's founding. These include the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutional Convention, and the inauguration of President John Adams. 30 minutes. FREE

Choosing Sides: Young Voices of the Revolution
This History Channel film provides a glimpse into the Revolutionary War through the eyes of four teenagers who actually lived in Philadelphia, using the words they wrote in letters and diaries. Not all of them supported the American Revolution. The film presents their differing opinions and experiences. 22 minutes. FREE

These movies are shown throughout the day in the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets. All times are subject to change. Please confirm exact times on the day of your visit at the Independence Visitor Center desk, or by phoning the Independence Visitor Center at 215-965-2305.

"Independence"

"Choosing Sides"

8:45am
9:30am

9:15am
9:45am

10:15am

11:00am

10:15am
10:45am
11:15am


11:45am

11:45pm
12:15pm
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12:30pm

1:15pm
1:45pm

1:15pm
2:00pm
2:45pm

2:15pm
2:45pm
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3:30pm
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3:45pm
4:15pm
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Did You Know?

Photo of National Park Service with visitors at Liberty Bell

An old broken bell, imperfect, yet one of the most powerful symbols of liberty in the world, the Liberty Bell bears a timeless message, “Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants Thereof” (Leviticus, 25:10)