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Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Must see · World heritage site · Government Building · Historic Site
The birthplace of America, Independence Hall is the centerpiece of the national historical park located in the oldest part of the city. Known primarily as the location where a young nation declared its independence from the British Empire on July 4, 1776, this landmark building is now a World Heritage Site. A symbol of freedom and democracy, and pictured on the back the $100 bill, the red brick structure consists of a central building with a bell tower and steeple plus two smaller wings featuring arcaded hyphens. For an in-depth look at the interior, pick up your free timed-entry tickets at the park's visitor center. For a small fee, you can also reserve your tickets online or by phone. Use our Philadelphia vacation planning site to add Independence Hall and other attractions to your Philadelphia vacation plans.
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  • Current protocols indicate that you need to reserve your ticket ahead of time to attend a scheduled tour. We got our tickets about a month in advance. They’re only $1- just to reserve your spot as...  more »
  • I admit, I may have enjoyed this more than many other people would have. I am a history nerd, and I've wanted to visit Independence Hall since I was a child. But regardless, I have a hard time...  more »
  • Didn’t get to because you need to get tickets ahead of time. You can get in advance or morning of but they go fast. If you go to Philadelphia plan ahead and get your tickets ahead of time.  more »

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