Ongoing Tours and Programs

A park ranger surrounded by people on a street corner.

Looking for something fun and educational? Spend an hour or so with one of our knowledgeable rangers on one of the many park programs we offer.

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Walking Tour: Twilight Tours

Dates: Daily beginning June 17, 2015 (No tour on July 3)
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Meet at Visitor Center ranger desk, corner of 6th and Market Streets
Cost: FREE

Twilight Tours are presented in cooperation with Friends of Independence.

Enjoy an introduction to Independence National Historical Park on an evening stroll through the grounds (An hour and 15 minutes). See our Calendar of Events for full event information.
 
Walking Tour: Dr. Franklin's Philadelphia

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 27, 2015
Time: 10:00am
Location: Meet at entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Museum, Franklin Court, between Market and Chestnut Streets and 3rd and 4th Streets
Cost: FREE

Printer, politician, diplomat, inventor - get to know this multifaceted founding father as you explore the streets of his beloved city with a park ranger (1 hour). See our Calendar of Events for full event information.
 
Detail of Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence.

The "original Rough Draught" of the Declaration of Independence reflects some of Thomas Jefferson's process while drafting this timeless defense of human liberty. Learn more in the "Jefferson in Philadelphia" ranger program.

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Ranger Program: Jefferson in Philadelphia

Date: Daily, beginning June 27, 2015
Times: 1:30 pm and 4:00pm
Location: Meet in the courtyard at the Declaration House, 7th and Market Streets
Cost: FREE

Join a park ranger and learn about Thomas Jefferson at the site where he drafted the Declaration of Independence (30 minutes). See our Calendar of Events for full event information.
 
Walking Tour: In the Paths of the Founders

Dates: Daily, beginning July 6, 2015
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Meet at the Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
Cost: FREE

Join a park ranger for this orientation tour of Independence National Historical Park and follow in the paths of the founders (1 hour). See our Calendar of Events for full event information.
 

Ranger Program: Forging Justice: The Women's Liberty Bell

Dates: Daily, beginning August 1, 2015
Time: 11:00am
Location: Liberty Bell Center, between Market and Chestnut Streets and 5th and 6th Streets
Cost: FREE

Hear the story of the women who worked to establish justice with a Women's Liberty Bell. See our Calendar of Events for full event information (10 minutes).

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