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Independence NHP Special Programs

Welcome to Independence National Historical Park

Experience, Discover, Wonder, Explore... Whatever you interests, whatever your age, you're in the right place! Our park rangers and partners have prepared a wide variety of of programs and activities to help you and your family have a great experience.
Man in colonial costume leads kids carrying wooden muskets.

The Military Muster is one of the many fun ways to experience Independence National Historical Park.

Courtesy Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Play, Explore, Look, and Learn...all at Independence National Historical Park this summer. From the Military Muster to the Sights, Sounds and Symbols treasure hunt, there is something to engage, entertain and challenge every family.
Park visitors taking one of the many tours offered at Independence NHP

Park visitors taking one of the many ranger-led tours offered at Independence NHP.

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Ongoing Park Programs for Summer 2014

Are you looking to delve deeper into the history of the birth of the United States and the stories of the founders? Find out more on one of our many ranger-led tours, walks, talks, and programs, available this summer, at Independence National Historical Park.

A woman standing on a truck bed, between the Justice Bell and a sign reading "Votes for Women," speaking to a crowd.

Programs commemorating the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment are just some of the events planned for summer 2014.

Image courtesy Kenneth Florey

Park Events

Check out events and programs at Independence National Historical Park especially designed by our park rangers to commemorate, celebrate, and discover important episodes in the history of the United States of America. You may be surprised at how much of what happened in American history can be traced right back to Independence.
Man dressed in colonial costume holding the Declaration of Independence.

Hear the stirring words of the Declaration of Independence read aloud on one of the many programs presented by Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Courtesy Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Partner Programs

Independence National Historical Park is pleased to present a wide variety of offerings from our park partner, Historic Philadelphia, Inc. Listen to fascinating lesser known stories from Philadelphia's past, or thrill to hear the stirring words of the Declaration of Independence. You may even get to "sneak" into Independence Hall after dark!

Did You Know?

Photo of signing table

There are 39 names on the constitution but only 38 signers? John Dickinson of Delaware gave permission to his colleague George Read to sign his name if he wasn't present.