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.

NPS photo

 

Location

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 9am to 5pm
Entrance is by tour only. Admission is first-come, first-served in January and February, except for January 1 and 15-17, 2022; and February 19-21, 2022 when timed entry tickets are required. Timed entry tickets are also required from March through December. There is a 1.00 per ticket handling fee for reserved tickets.
The security screening area closes 15 minutes prior to the building closure time.
 

Ticketing

No tickets are required in January and February except for January 1 and 15-17, 2022; and February 19-21, 2022. Tickets are required for entrance to Independence Hall from March through December. Learn how to obtain tickets on the ticketing web page. Obtain your tickets on recreation.gov.

Tickets can be printed in advance or shown on a mobile device for scanning at the time of entry.
 

Tours

Entrance to Independence Hall is by tour only.
  • From January 2 through February (except January 15-17 and February 19-21), entrance is first-come, first-served and tours typically begin every 30 minutes at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour; tour schedule is subject to change at any time.
  • From March through October 2022, tours begin every 20 minutes.
Seventeen (17) visitors are permitted on each tour. 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.
 

Accessibility

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.
 

Security

Visitors must pass through a security screening area to visit the buildings on Independence Square, including Independence Hall. The screening area is located adjacent to Old City Hall, near the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets. To maximize your visit to the park, and minimize your security screening time, the park recommends that you bring only small bags, if necessary. The fewer items you have to be checked, the more time you will have to enjoy the buildings on Independence Square. No weapons, pepper spray, or pocket knives are permitted through security.
 

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 of Independence Hall below.
 
 

Last updated: January 1, 2022

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia , PA 19106

Phone:

215-965-2305

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