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Photo by Meredith Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal..."

Goods, ideas, and people intermingled in early Philadelphia. In this diverse city, a new republic was born. The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside Independence Hall.  Nearby sits the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of liberty. 

Independence National Historical Park preserves and interprets Park resources significantly associated with the American Revolution and the founding and growth of the United States of America, to improve public understanding of the historic people, events, and ideas associated here and inspire individuals.

National Park Service Sites
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Benjamin Franklin Museum

Bishop White House

City Tavern Interior

City Tavern

Congress Hall

Congress Hall

Declaration House

Declaration House

Dolley Todd House

The Dolley Todd House

Edgar Allen Poe House

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

First Bank of the United States

First Bank of the United States

Fragments of Franklin Court

Fragments of Franklin Court

Franklin Court

Franklin Court

Franklin Court Printing Office

Franklin Court Printing Office

Free Quaker Meeting House

Free Quaker Meeting House

Germantown White House

Germantown White House

Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site

Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site

Great Essentials Exhibit

Great Essentials Exhibit

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

The Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Center

Merchant's Exchange

Merchants' Exchange Building

New Hall Military Museum

New Hall Military Museum

Old City Hall

Old City Hall

President's House Site

President's House Site

Second Bank of the United States

Second Bank of the United States

The Signer Statue

Signers Garden

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

Washington Square Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Washington Square