Independence Hall

It was in the Assembly Room of this building that George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. In the same room the design of the American flag was agreed upon in 1777, the Articles of Confederation were adopted in 1781, and the U. S. Constitution was drafted in 1787.

To tour Independence Hall, you will need a ticket from March 1 - December 31 (except July 4th and Thanksgiving Day, when no tickets are required). From January 1 - February 28, no tickets are required to tour the Hall.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Independence Hall is open late for two additional hours, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. During that time, no tickets are necessary to tour the Hall and visitors may enter in an "open house" format.

Free, timed tickets are available on the day of your visit at the Independence Visitor Center. Tickets can also be reserved in advance at 1-877-444-6777 or (there is a $1.50 reservation fee per ticket for tickets reserved in advance). 

The first tour starts at 9:00 a.m. For free, walk-up tickets, you may request tickets for any available time on the day of the visit only. A limited number of tickets are distributed to tour Independence Hall each day; therefore, ticket availability is best during the first two hours of the day (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.) If all tickets have been distributed by the time you arrive for pick up, please return to the Visitor Center the next morning at 8:30 a.m.  

Learn more about this and other buildings in Independence National Historical Park at

Accessibility: Please note that The East Wing orientation room and the first floor only are accessible for those with mobility impairments. 

Ride the #PhillyPHLASH! Independence Hall is conveniently accessible via Stops 3 and 21 on the Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop.


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No timed tickets required


No timed tickets required

Adults Free
Children Free


520 Chestnut Street
19106 Philadelphia , PA
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