Stories

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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.

Color image of portrait of Thomas Jefferson, showing a detail of Jefferson's face.

Religious Freedom in Colonial America

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

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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."

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305
Use this number to talk to a park ranger at the visitor center desk for park information. Park rangers are available for calls daily from 8:30am to 5pm. During heavy visitation, park rangers are assisting other visitors and may not be able to answer the phone right away. For information about lodging and restaurants, contact the city concierge staff at 800-537-7676.

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