"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal..."

The park represents the founding ideals of the nation, and preserves national and international symbols of freedom and democracy, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Color photo of Independence Square, an outdoor area with a red brick building in the backgrround.


At home? Dive into the park's sites and stories with these videos.

Print of Independence Square (1799) showing Native Americans and others strolling through the yard.

History and Culture

Looking for the history of Independence Hall or the story of the Liberty Bell? We've got that!

Black and white photo of women suffragists from the early 1900s picketing the White House.

Women's History

Find stories and resources all about women! This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

Color photo of the Liberty Bell with Independence Hall visible through the glass behind it.

Visiting the Liberty Bell Center

Planning a future visit? The Liberty Bell Center is closed temporarily but you can still check it out.

Assembly Room, showing chairs and tables covered with green tablecloths.

Visiting Independence Hall

Although Independence Hall is closed temporarily, this info may be useful for planning future visits.

Last updated: November 19, 2020

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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