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Reporters and cameras lined up for press event

This page is your source for events, news and historical happenings concerning Independence National Historical Park, the best park in history! Our park also covers Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site and Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial.

 
Arial view of Independence Mall. Includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, the Independence Visitor Center and the National Constitution Center.
Who We Are
A unit of the National Park Service, Independence National Historical Park was created by an Act of Congress on June 28, 1948. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Independence NHP 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 Hall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
 
 
News story about the park with headline on the National Park Service 100th birthday.

Park News

Discover more about the park through media coverage and park press releases.


 
Park Ranger being interviewed on camera with reporter
Expert Sources
If you are writing a story about the park or other topics covering the founding of the United States and would like to interview park staff please contact us. We will be happy to arrange an interview with a subject matter expert to answer questions and provide more information for your story.

*Please note, news coverage does not include access into park buildings.

 
Park Ranger standing at the Liberty Bell with students.

Special Programs
Our daily free programs are designed to give park visitors the basic story of the American Revolution (i.e. Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and events surrounding the creation of the United States), the Constitutional Convention and Benjamin Franklin's life, but there's a lot more to the story of the founding of the United States that cannot be covered in one tour.

If you feel inspired to learn more than the basic history, we regularly hold in-depth special programs on a variety of subjects that may include 18th century life, the creation of the U.S. Constitution, African American history, Native American history and Women's history just to name a few. View our special programs

 
Park visitor takes a selfie with bust of Benjamin Franklin in the Portrait Gallery at the Second Bank of the United States.
Getting Social
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Park Newsletter from Fall 2016
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Contact Public Affairs
Email
Phone: (215) 597-0060
Fax: (215) 597-0042
Mail: 143 S 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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