Who We AreA 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. Our park also covers Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site and Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial.
Expert SourcesIf 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.
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 on the Calendar.
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Phone: (215) 597-0060
Fax: (215) 597-0042
Mail: 143 S 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Last updated: April 4, 2023