Stories

Color illustration of a Birch view from 1800 showing Independence Square, with a red brick building on the left, a group of Native Americans strolling in the foreground and other groups of people strolling on graveled walks.
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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305
Use this number to talk to a park ranger at the visitor center desk for park information. Park rangers are available for calls daily from 8:30am to 7pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During heavy visitation, park rangers are assisting other visitors and may not be able to answer the phone right away. For information about lodging and restaurants, contact the city concierge staff at 800-537-7676.

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