Multimedia Presentations

Independence Visitor Center Films

Created for the Bicentennial in 1976, and directed by John Huston, this film provides a quick overview of the history that took place in Philadelphia from 1774 to 1800. The movie opens with Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, and others coming back and reliving the historic events which took place in Philadelphia at our nation's founding. These include the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutional Convention, and the inauguration of President John Adams. 30 minutes. FREE

Choosing Sides: Young Voices of the Revolution
This History Channel film provides a glimpse into the Revolutionary War through the eyes of four teenagers who actually lived in Philadelphia, using the words they wrote in letters and diaries. Not all of them supported the American Revolution. The film presents their differing opinions and experiences. 22 minutes. FREE

These movies are shown throughout the day in the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets. All times are subject to change. Please confirm exact times on the day of your visit at the Independence Visitor Center desk, or by phoning the Independence Visitor Center at 215-965-2305.

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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 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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