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Independence Mall, Philadelphia

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Independence Mall is a three-block section of Independence National Historical Park (INHP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It lies directly north of Independence Hall, and is bounded by Chestnut, Race, 5th and 6th Streets. The south block is called the First Block, the middle block is called the Second Block, and the north block is called the Third Block.Buildings and structures on the Mall include the National Constitution Center (3rd block); the Independence Visitor Center and the Free Quaker Meetinghouse (2nd Block); and the President's House Memorial and the Liberty Bell Center (1st Block). A multi-level underground parking garage lies beneath much of the Second Block, and a small open-air café opened on the east side of the block in 2008. Public restrooms and the "Peoples' Plaza" (First Amendment Area) are located on the First Block.Buildings surrounding the Mall include Congress Hall, Independence Hall, and Old City Hall to the south; the Philadelphia Bourse, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Christ Church Burial Ground, and the Philadelphia Mint to the east; the approach to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to the north; and WHYY-TV, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse, and the Rohm & Haas Building to the west.
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  • Independence Mall is a must see to a first-time visitor to Philly. Our time was short, but a staff member gave us a tip about entering Independence Hall. The tour was free, but required tickets from t...  more »
  • I haven't visited the Hall in ages. I just love the history and the wealth of knowledge the people that work there have on our nations history. I highly recommend the trip. January and February are fr...  more »
  • I braved a show storm to come down here and see the things I had always heard about growing up. The assembly room, the original senate and legislative chambers, the original Supreme Court's chamber, a...  more »