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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Exhibit: Philadelphia - A City of Conventions

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Liberty Bell Center, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Everyday from 06/15/2016 to 08/04/2016

    Learn about Philadelphia's history as a convention city in this temporary exhibit.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Family Fun: National Park Fun Zone

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Inside the Liberty Bell Center, 6th Street just south of Market Street
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Learn about the Liberty Bell - and other national parks - in the Fun Zone.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Barnacles and Bullets

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: New Hall Military Museum, Chestnut Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Everyday from 06/25/2016 to 09/05/2016

    Find out what it would have been like to serve in the Continental Army or Navy during the American Revolution during this hands-on program.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Gallery Tour: Orientation Tour to the Portrait Gallery

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM,12:30 PM to 12:45 PM,1:30 PM to 1:45 PM,2:30 PM to 2:45 PM,3:30 PM to 3:45 PM,4:30 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Second Bank of the U.S., Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Sts.
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Everyday from 06/25/2016 to 09/05/2016

    See original portraits of the Founding Fathers.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    National Constitution Center Town Hall

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Congress Hall, enter at 5th and Chestnut for security screening.
    • Fees: FREE: Reservations required
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Join Independence NHP in partnership with the National Constitution Center in two town hall discussions featuring prominent historians Annette Gordon- Reed, Sean Wilentz, and Sidney Blumenthal.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: The Election of 1796

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Everyday from 07/24/2016 to 07/30/2016

    Join a park ranger for a look at the election where John Adams bested Thomas Jefferson by 3 electoral votes.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: Twilight Tour

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    • Location: Begins at the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Join a volunteer guide from the Friends of Independence for a walking tour through the park.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Dinner and Tour: Independence After Hours

    • Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Program begins at the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: $85 Adults; $80 Seniors, Students and Military; $55 Kids 12 & under.
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Enjoy a three course meal at City Tavern and a chance to "sneak" into Independence Hall after hours.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Military Muster

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Learn marching and musket etiquette in this fun and spirited muster for kids.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Colonial Stations

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Various locations in the park
    • Fees: FREE
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Famous and not-so-famous historical figures will captivate you with their past.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Reading of the Declaration

    • Time: 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Barry Statue on Independence Square, between 5th and 6th Streets and Chestnut and Walnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Come join the Once Upon a Nation History Makers as they read from select passages of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Storytelling: Once Upon a Nation

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: At storytelling benches in various locations in and around Independence Park
    • Fees: FREE
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Stop by all 13 Once Upon a Nation storytelling benches to hear captivating tales from Philadelphia's past.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: Dr. Franklin's Philadelphia

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Meet at the entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Museum, Franklin Court, between Market and Chestnut Streets and 3rd and 4th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/25/2016 to 09/04/2016

    Get to know this multifaceted founding father in a one hour walking tour through Franklin's Philadelphia.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: In the Paths of the Founders

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Meet in the Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Join a park ranger for this orientation walking tour of Independence National Historical Park.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Adams-Jefferson Debate

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Congress Hall, enter through security at 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    John Adams and Thomas Jefferson debate and discuss the issues that divided them - and the young nation.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Ranger Program: Forging Justice: The Women's Liberty Bell

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Location: Inside the Liberty Bell Center, 6th Street just south of Market Street
    • Fees: FREE
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Hear the story of the women who worked to extend voting rights to women with their Women's Liberty Bell.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Ranger Program: Ladies of Liberty, Justice, and Equality

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Independence Visitor Center, corner of 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Join a park ranger for a 30-minute slide program and hear inspiring stories of women and their crusades for women's rights.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: The Women's American Revolution

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Signer's Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Follow in the footsteps of the women who used Independence Square to fight their own revolution.

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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 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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