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 also be reserved in advance for a handling fee of $1.50 per ticket. Advance reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 444-6777.
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Service Animals Welcome