Places To Go

Color photo showing south facade of the Independence Visitor Center with glass doors in a brick building.

Stop by the Visitor Center for tickets, restrooms, films and more.

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Independence Visitor Center
Begin your visit at the Independence Visitor Center located at 6th and Market Streets. Pick up Independence Hall tickets, watch films, and plan your visit with the help of knowledgeable park rangers and the city's concierge staff.

Color photo showing the north facade of Independence Hall, a two story brick building with bell tower.

Stand in the birthplace of the nation.

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Independence Hall
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.

Color photo of the Liberty Bell sitting in the foreground with Independence Hall visible in the background through a glass window.

Gaze upon the iconic crack in the Liberty Bell.

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Liberty Bell Center
See the real Liberty Bell, along with exhibits and a video presentation. No tickets are needed to visit.

Color photo of Benjamin Franklin Museum exterior with sign over door.

Play the virtual glass armonica in the Benjamin Franklin Museum.

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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.

Color photo of the Second Bank of the U.S., north facade with marble columns topped by a triangular pediment.

Step inside the magnificent Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank.

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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.

Color photo showing the President's House Site, an outdoor exhibit with the footprint of the house marked out by low brick walls and architectural elements.

Find the footprints in the ground at the President's House Site.

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Other Sites
There are many other sites to explore within Independence National Historical Park.

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