Stories

Color illustration showing of the Birch view from 1799 showing the back of the State House, with a group of Native Americans strolling in the foreground, other people walking on paths nearby, and a large red brick building behind them.

Detail, Back of the State House, Philadelphia, by William Birch, 1800

Independence National Historical Park

Explore the stories of Independence - stories of conflict, compromise, risk taking, fear, hope and so much more. Learn more about famous icons like the Liberty Bell. Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin or Oney Judge.

Mobile App Audio Tours

Download the park's FREE mobile app, "NPS Independence," for five thematic audio tours. The stories include: The Road to Revolution, Founding a Republic, In Franklin's Footsteps, In Pursuit of Liberty, and The British Occupation of Philadelphia.

Story Features on the Website

Check out these stories on the park's website:

The Liberty Bell

The Constitutional Convention

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