Independence Hall
Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Independence Hall is the birthplace of America.  In this building, the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed. The legacy of the nation's founding documents - universal principles of freedom and democracy - has influenced lawmakers around the world and distinguished Independence Hall as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here, George Washington was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army; the Articles of Confederation were adopted; and Benjamin Franklin gazed upon the "Rising Sun" chair. Visitors can explore the history of the nation's founding by exploring the building. 

Admission is free and by timed tour, March - December. No timed tour tickets are required in January and February; after 5 p.m. during summer hours; or on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Independence Day. 

A limited quantity of free, timed tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis every day at the Independence Visitor Center, from the National Park Service Ranger Desk, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Tickets may be reserved in advance for a handling fee of $1.00 per ticket. Click here to make advance reservations online or call (877) 444-6777. 

Same-Day Tickets: Free
Open Daily
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Independence Hall

520 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States


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