This page is the media's source for events, news and historical happenings concerning Independence National Historical Park, the best park in history!

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

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.

Park News

List of approved permits for the week of the Democratic National Convention
Discover more about the park through the latest press releases and press kits.

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 prior to your deadline. We will be happy to arrange an interview with a subject matter expert to answer questions and provide more information for your story.

Special Programs
Our daily programs are designed to give visitors to the park the basic story of the American Revolution, 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

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Contact the Public Affairs Office
Email Us
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


(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 7pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 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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