Visiting Independence Hall

North facade of Independence Hall, showing brick building with many windows and a wooden steeple with a clock face.
See the room where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed.

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Independence Hall is located on Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets. Entrance is through a security screening area on Chestnut Street, just west of 5th Street. After passing through security, visitors line up behind Independence Hall for a tour. The GPS address for Independence Hall is 520 Chestnut Street.

Hours and Fees

Open daily 9 am–5 pm
The security screening area closes 15 minutes prior to the building closure time, or earlier if all tours are full.


Tickets are required for entrance to Independence Hall. There is a 1.00 per ticket handling fee for tickets. Learn how to obtain tickets on the ticketing web page. Obtain your tickets on Tickets can be printed in advance or shown on a mobile device for scanning at the time of entry.

Tickets are not required in January or February, except for holiday weekends.

Independence Hall Tickets for Teachers/Educators

Need help obtaining Independence Hall tickets for your school group or other non-profit education group? Please visit the Plan a Field Trip web page for more information.

*Individual reservations or commercial tour operators must reserve tickets through



Entrance is by timed, ticketed tour only.

What to know about Independence Hall tours:
  • The tour is about 15-20 minutes long.
  • Visitors should arrive 30 minutes before their tour time to clear security screening.
  • Visitors will see the Assembly Room (where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed) on the first floor of the building.
In January and February (except holiday weekends), entrance to Independence Hall is by tour only, but no tickets are required. Entrance is first-come, first-served.


The first floor of Independence Hall is accessible for those with mobility impairments. An audio description tour is available upon request. For those with hearing impairments, the "Birthplace of a Nation" pamphlet provides written information about the rooms shown on the tour and assistive listening devices are also available. American Sign Language interpretation is available by request. You must first reserve tickets and then call the park to arrange for an interpreter at least 14 days prior to your visit. Get the details on how to reserve an ASL interpreter here.



All visitors and their belongings are required to undergo screening to enter Independence Square. This includes all items in pockets, bags, medical devices, and underneath strollers and wheelchairs. Belongings must pass through an x-ray machine or pass visual inspection by security officers.

  • No firearms, knives, explosives, or any other weapons are permitted.
  • No open containers of food or drink are allowed through the screening. Examples include: an open tray of french fries or a disposable coffee cup. Bottles with screw on lids are permitted through.
  • Visitors will be screened using a walk-through metal detector. Visitors who are unable to pass through or who alarm the walk-through metal detector will undergo additional screening with a hand-held metal detector or a pat-down screening by a same gender security officer

The screening area is located adjacent to Old City Hall, near the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets.


Images and Historical Information

Want to learn more about the architecture, history, and significance of Independence Hall? Additional resources about Independence Hall are available on our website. See photos and videos of Independence Hall below.


Last updated: July 5, 2024

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