Celebrating Independence 2015

Closeup of a man dressed as American Revolutionary War soldier reading from the Declaration of Independence to a crowd.

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Celebrating independence is serious business at Independence National Historical Park. See below for all that we have planned June 25 thru July 8, 2015. There's something for everyone.
 
July 8
 
Living History: "Brethren of the Same Principle"

Date: July 8, 2015
Time: 10:30am
Location: Congress Hall, Independence Square, enter through security at 5th and Chestnut Streets
Cost: FREE

Look on as actors portraying Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson debate declaring independence from Great Britain (1 hour). See our Calendar of Events for full event information.
 

Living History: Re-enactment of the First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Date: July 8, 2015
Time: 11:45am
Location: Independence Square, security entrance at 5th and Chestnut Streets
Cost: FREE

Cheer or jeer as costumed rangers re-enact the July 8, 1776 reading of the Declaration of Independence (1 hour). See our Calendar of Events for full event information.

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 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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