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.

Admission is free, but timed tickets are required for tours, except for during the months of January and February; after 5 p.m. during extended summer hours; or on holidays, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Independence Day. 

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

Advance reservations are available for a $1.00 handling fee online or by calling 1 (877) 444-6777, and must be redeemed in person on the day of your tour at Independence Visitor Center.

Closed Temporarily
Due to COVID-19
Normal Hours of Operation:
Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free, timed tickets required March - December.
Tours offered every 20 minutes.

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Independence Hall

520 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States


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