Visit the birthplace of America, where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed. Timed entry tickets are required from March through December. No tickets are needed in January and February. Planning is key to an enjoyable visit.
Gaze upon the iconic crack in the Liberty Bell.
Liberty Bell Center
See the real Liberty Bell, along with exhibits and a video presentation. No tickets are needed to visit.
Play the virtual glass armonica in the Benjamin Franklin Museum.
Benjamin Franklin Museum
The museum features artifacts, computer animations and hands-on interactives about the life, character, and legacy of Benjamin Franklin. An interpretive fee ($5 for adults, $2 for kids) applies.
Step inside the magnificent Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank.
Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank
See original paintings of the founding fathers, many of them painted by 18th century artist Charles Willson Peale. The building itself is a work of art.
Find the footprints in the ground at the President's House Site.
There are many other sites to explore within Independence National Historical Park.