The "Must Sees" Itinerary

If you only have a half-day to visit, these are the "must sees." The sites are free, and good planning helps to ensure a successful visit. Add some "don't miss experiences" from this list of the top 10 things to do in the park, and you'll be set!

Independence Visitor Center
6th and Market Streets

Start at the Independence Visitor Center. It opens at 8:30am daily. Here you will find Independence Hall tickets, maps, a seasonal schedule of events and programs, Junior Ranger information, films, and a restroom. While you are in the building, use the free wi-fi to download the park's FREE mobile app, "NPS Independence."

Independence Hall
enter through security at 5th and Chestnut Streets

The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed inside this building. It is the birthplace of the nation. Entrance is by tour only, and timed entry tickets are required from March through December. Visiting Independence Hall requires some planning, but the experience of standing in the Assembly Room is priceless.


Liberty Bell Center
6th and Market Streets

See the international icon of freedom and liberty in the Liberty Bell Center. Explore the exhibits, learn the history of the Liberty Bell, and see how it represents liberty for people around the world today. Look carefully to see both the famous repair to the Liberty Bell - and the crack that silenced it forever.


Last updated: September 12, 2016

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