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The Liberty Bell

How did the State House bell get transformed into an international symbol of liberty? Read this surprising tale.

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The Constitutional Convention

It's a story of conflicts and compromises that resulted in an enduring framework of government.

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People of the Aurora

The Aurora was not only a household word by the early 1790s, but also the single most influential newspaper of its day.

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Mobile App Audio Tours

Download the park's FREE mobile app, "NPS Independence," for five thematic audio tours. You can even take a walk "In Franklin's Footsteps."

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Religious Freedom in Colonial America

Curious about Thomas Jefferson's thoughts on religious freedom? Learn more about the Founding Fathers and religion.

Last updated: February 4, 2017

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