Independence National Historical Park

See photos and read about the history of the places associated with the birth of the nation. Learn more about Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. Delve into the significance of the Liberty Bell and find out more about its famous crack. There are more than a dozen other historic sites and museums in Independence National Historical Park.

Read a day by day synopsis of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. From May through September 1787, the men of the Constitutional Convention labored inside Independence Hall, creating an enduring framework of government. Learn of the proposals, conflicts and compromises that resulted in the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

Independence National Historical Park boasts a fine museum collection and an active archeological program. Our collections range from the Rising Sun chair used by George Washington at the Constitutional Convention to broken pieces of pottery unearthed at the James Dexter house site.

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  • Independence National Historical Park
  • 143 S 3rd St
  • Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • 215-965-2305
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