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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  • Area of the city which took place in many of the events that led to the independence of the country. The guides tell the stories very well. Found us it very interesting.
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  • This is part of the national historical site and is the green space all the buildings and museums surround.  more »
  • We went from New York to Philadelphia in a 1 day trip, we left around 9:00 from Penn Station Amtrak train (expensive USD 150.00 per person) to Philadelphia. The journey took about 1:40 and we took a bus from there to Uber in the tourist center. In this Center are the bus tours that run through the city on a route of about 1:00. We did all the circuit once and then we go down where interested us (Market and Art Museum). We walked through the Market (where there is close to a Chinatown with a very nice portal), and from there we went to the Art Museum by bus (it's a long way to go, especially in the winter). On the way back we ate the sandwich typical of the city (Philly cheese steak) at Sonny ´ s and the Independence Mall, where has the Liberty Bell. From there we went back to the bus station and back by bus to New York (cheaper USD 9.00), the journey took just over 2:00. Worth knowing the town through the history of American independence, 1 day may be sufficient however if you want to visit the museums, more time will be needed.
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