"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal..."

The park represents the founding ideals of the nation, and preserves national and international symbols of freedom and democracy, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Color photo of the Liberty Bell with Independence Hall visible through the glass behind it.
Visiting the Liberty Bell Center

No tickets are needed to see this international symbol of liberty.

Assembly Room, showing chairs and tables covered with green tablecloths.
Visiting Independence Hall

Entrance is by tour only. Timed entry tickets are required from March through December.

Benjamin Franklin Museum exhibit panel in the foreground with the museum in the background.
Benjamin Franklin Museum

Explore a state-of-the-art museum honoring Philadelphia's own Benjamin Franklin.

Color photo of Independence Square, an outdoor area with a red brick building in the backgrround.

Dive into the park's sites and stories with these videos.

Print of Independence Square (1799) showing Native Americans and others strolling through the yard.
History and Culture

Looking for the history of Independence Hall or the story of the Liberty Bell? We've got that!

Last updated: July 5, 2024

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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