History & Culture

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Learn about the Constitutional Convention, the Liberty Bell, and more.

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Read about the history of the places associated with the birth of the nation.

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Learn about the people behind the revolutionary ideas.

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The park's Library and Archives - open by appointment only - are located in the Merchants' Exchange Building at 3rd and Walnut Streets.

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Preservation at the park includes everything from shards of pottery to historic structures and cultural landscapes.

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Looking for the nation's founding documents? Use these links to explore a variety of historical documents.

Last updated: September 18, 2023

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