Independence Mobile App

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The NPS Independence Mobile App
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Search "NPS Independence" in the App Store or on Google Play.

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Explore Independence National Historical Park - home of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum - with this official National Park Service app. Use it to discover the sites and people of the American Revolution, and the founding of the nation. The app is now available for iOS and Android devices. The app is FREE.

Want to ring the Liberty Bell or print your name on Ben Franklin's press? iPhone and iPad users will see five interactive activities on the app's "Kids" menu that kids (of all ages) will enjoy playing, again and again. It's all FREE.


NPS Independence Mobile App Features

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Doing your trip planning at home?  You can "Favorite" the sites you plan to  see in the park.

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Tap the "Sites" button to learn more about points of interest. Concise text explains the significance of the sites while professional photographs provide a stunning view of building exteriors and interiors. The Visiting section includes hours of operation and other essential information for your trip planning.

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With illustrated buildings and a "Locate Me" feature, this is the best map of the area.

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The map is easy to use while outdoors, and features large font sizes, illustrated walkways that are easily distinguishable from roads, and multiple zoom levels. By tapping the "Locate me" icon, you will always know where you are.

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Follow in Franklin's footsteps on this audio tour through the park.

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Discover the "Road to Revolution" or follow "In Franklin's Footsteps" on guided audio tours throughout the park. There are five thematic audio tours to choose from. Each tour includes engaging audio and detailed walking directions. Don't miss the "staff pick" tour on the British Occupation of Philadelphia.

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Get in on the action by checking the Special Events listing on the mobile app.

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Special Events and Programs

Get up-to-date information from the National Park Service about what is happening at Independence National Historical Park. Looking for kid friendly programs? Check out the listing under "Recurring Programs".

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Capture that special moment and then share it using the Send a Postcard feature.  You can even put yourself in the picture with a "selfie".

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Send a Postcard

With the tap of a button, share a digital postcard with friends and family from Independence National Historical Park. Take a "selfie" or frame a special view to share with others.

Screen shot showing the menu of activities for kids available on the park's mobile app.
Have an iPhone or iPad?  Earn your Junior Ranger certificate using the NPS Independence mobile app.

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Junior Ranger for iPhone and iPad
Kids (of all ages) will enjoy five interactive activities. Complete all five and earn your Junior Ranger certificate. In the park? Show the certificate to a park ranger at the Independence Visitor Center to get your Junior Ranger badge. The "Kids" feature is for iOS devices only. It's all part of the NPS Independence mobile app, and it's FREE.

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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