Goods, ideas, and people intermingled in early Philadelphia. In this diverse city, a new republic was born. The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside Independence Hall. Nearby sits the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of liberty.
"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal..."
Benjamin Franklin Museum
Explore a state-of-the-art museum honoring Philadelphia's own Benjamin Franklin.
History and Culture
Looking for the history of Independence Hall or the story of the Liberty Bell? We've got that!
Happy Birthday, National Park Service
Celebrate the 101st birthday of the National Park Service with ranger-led programs, trivia games, a scavenger hunt and more.
Last updated: August 1, 2017