Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park
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One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 2nd St • 4 min walk
  • 5th St • 5 min walk
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,187 contributions
    The land of the free
    For many Americans, this is the reason to visit Philadelphia. Liberty Bell and Independence Hall are two household names appearing in every history textbook. Even for foreigners, taking a look at Revolutionary history offers so much fun at the first capital of the United States. Do come early in summer to avoid the crowd.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 18 December 2022
  • Scot C
    Savannah, Georgia67 contributions
    Americana at it’s best!
    This is truly Americana at it’s best. This area is a must see, period. Relatively no issues going in and seeing any of the sights. The Liberty bell has about 15-25 minute wait to get inside the facility. The only snafu; you can only get tickets to tour Independence Hall online!!!! They only release about 20 tickets per tour time slot… Make sure you plan that part of your trip accordingly. Especially if you only have a day or two to see everything down there. Other than that, definitely worth your time to come here and visit!!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Justin O
    Newport News, Virginia22 contributions
    Centerpiece of our trip to Philly
    There is so much to do and see here! So much history in just a few blocks. This is why we came to Philly. The only negative is how difficult it was to get the free tickets to enter Independence Hall. We tried 3 days and never got them. Definitely plan to get them a couple weeks in advance. Luckily, nothing else requires advance tickets and Congress Hall was particularly memorable.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2023
  • yazdragonfly
    421 contributions
    Underwhelming
    Not what we expected. You have to go through a metal detector/scanner before going into and area that is guarded by low hanging chains and latched gates that are no taller than 3 feet, so the security is almost laughable. Then you wait in a large courtyard, in full sun, for about 20-30 minutes. The wait time was longer than the actual tour which is just 2 rooms, with a ranger giving you a history lesson. If you are a real history buff, it’s worth the $1 reservation/entry fee. The building is the original building used by our founding fathers, and a lot of the furnishings are original, so that was cool to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • greglinmon
    Las Cruces, New Mexico758 contributions
    Great site
    I love to visit National Park System sites. Visited several hundred. This is always so nice. Fifth visit, yet always top five. Very well done site. Tour is outstanding
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Woody & Kathy L
    Sun City, Arizona87 contributions
    I relaized how much we owe our founding fathers
    The tour, although short, taught me some things about the forming of our country that weren't taught in school. Our guide was very informative and engaged the people on the tour. Very enjoyable and educational. Well worth the 20 to 30 minutes.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Brei H
    17 contributions
    Your Experience is Dependent on your Tour Guide
    It was ok. We took our kids there in 2016 and the tour guide gave us a lot more information regarding the history of the building and the significance of the fires, etc. This time our tour guide focused solely on the signing of the Declaration of Independence and said nothing of the fire. Our tour guide was also very hard to hear and was more concerned about kids getting their knees stuck in the banisters, then actually giving us more information. Not all tours are created equal and they will be dependent on your tour guide.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 September 2023
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margaretbk
Philadelphia, PA6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
If you like history and art..let the 2nd Bank of the United States Portrait Gallery take you back in time to 1776. This is the closest thing we have to photographs of our founding fathers .
Written 14 October 2023
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK1,313 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The park itself isn’t anything out of the ordinary other than to offer you respite from sightseeing BUT this is where you will find all the key historic sites. Around the park is Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and many other historical sights.
It’s worth taking a seat, looking around and trying to imagine what it would have been like 250 years ago, after the Revolution and before the Declaration was finally ratified and signed. Many historical figures of that age would have wandered the very same pathways on which you now stand which I always find amazing.
Written 25 September 2023
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Brei H
17 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
It was ok. We took our kids there in 2016 and the tour guide gave us a lot more information regarding the history of the building and the significance of the fires, etc. This time our tour guide focused solely on the signing of the Declaration of Independence and said nothing of the fire. Our tour guide was also very hard to hear and was more concerned about kids getting their knees stuck in the banisters, then actually giving us more information. Not all tours are created equal and they will be dependent on your tour guide.
Written 18 September 2023
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Woody & Kathy L
Sun City, AZ87 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The tour, although short, taught me some things about the forming of our country that weren't taught in school. Our guide was very informative and engaged the people on the tour. Very enjoyable and educational. Well worth the 20 to 30 minutes.
Written 21 August 2023
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greglinmon
Las Cruces, NM758 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
I love to visit National Park System sites. Visited several hundred. This is always so nice. Fifth visit, yet always top five. Very well done site. Tour is outstanding
Written 26 July 2023
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Tom H
Evansville, IN3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Be sure to make your tour reservation in advance on the website. It was an awesome feeling to be in the very room where the United States was birthed.
Written 20 July 2023
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY760 contributions
Jul 2023
Independence National Historic Park is great and full of history. They have Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the tomb of the unknown soldier, the first Quaker meeting house, the first Jewish congregation and more. It’s a great, clean place to walk around in the city. You can also get your national park passport stamped in the visitor center here.
Written 18 July 2023
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SnowMom
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Shout-out to Geraldine Hawkins of the National Parks Service in the Great Essentials exhibit who let us know that Liberty Hall tours are first-come first-serve from 5-7pm (at least during summer, make sure to check this when you’re planning)! We thought we had missed our opportunity to see this part of independence park, but thanks to engaging with Ms Hawkins for a few minutes, we were able to have a great historical Philadelphia experience. The East Wing and Congress Hall are also great tours that do not require tickets during the day. We spent a couple of hours in this historic part of town, then went to see the Liberty Bell across the street.

Definitely make this part of your Philadelphia trip. We enjoyed going through the Museum of the American Revolution in the morning and then seeing the National park sites with all of that context. The museum is great to go through with kids.
Written 12 July 2023
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ELKW
United States11,862 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
there are several building you can tour, and learned about the America history, worth to take a look if you haven't been there
Written 7 July 2023
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Mike H
Saint Louis, MO299 contributions
Jun 2023
This is a great place to walk around and see the historic places all around. There is plenty of tours through the buildings if you would like to learn more.
Written 26 June 2023
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