About Us

Under the mission of the National Park Service, our purpose as stewards of the park is "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Independence National Historical Park covers almost 54 acres in Philadelphia's Old City, and includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Franklin Court, and other historic buildings associated with the founding of the United States. Independence also administers the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site and Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial.

Superintendent's Compendium

Here you will find the 2018 Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority. Approved by Cynthia MacLeod, Superintendent.

First Amendment Areas

Email the Special Events Office with questions about permitted activities in the First Amendment areas.

Park Statistics

See the monthly visitation statistics for the park.

Laws & Policies

Learn more about laws and policies.

Last updated: February 21, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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