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    Independence

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Things To Do

Close up view of the inscription on the Liberty Bell.

No tickets are needed to visit the Liberty Bell Center.

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Visit the Park Sites

See the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank, and more on your visit to the park. Begin at the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets where knowledgeable park rangers will help you plan your visit. Building hours vary by season. Don't miss the many plaques and statues while exploring the park.

 
Assembly Room in Independence Hall, with Windsor chairs around tables covered with green cloth.

See the Assembly Room in Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both signed.

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Take Guided Tours

Entrance to Independence Hall is by tour only. Timed entry tickets for Independence Hall are required from March through December. No tickets are required for the tour in January and February. Congress Hall is also by tour only, but no tickets are required. Most of the other sites within the park are self-guided.

 
Two men dressed in 18th century colonial costume hold their hats up in the air.

Join in the excitement with our special programs.

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Enjoy Special Programs

The park offers a number of special programs throughout the year. Join a park ranger for a slide program or special gallery tour in the Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank. Or, become part of the crowd during a rousing reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 8th. Check the Schedule of Events before your visit.

 
Screen shot of postcard feature in the NPS Independence mobile app.

Capture a memory or share a "selfie" using the "Send a Postcard" feature in the park's new mobile app.

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Explore with NPS Independence Mobile App
Use the park's new mobile app to explore the park. It's FREE. Search "NPS Independence" in the App Store or on Google Play. Listen to audio tours, see stunning photographs, and use the "Send a Postcard" feature to capture and share your memories.

Did You Know?

Painting of George Washington

Did you know George Washington is the only president of the U.S. to have never served in Washington D.C.? He served in New York City and Philadelphia but left office before D.C. was completed.