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Independence Hall

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  • Center City East
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Independence Hall
Photograph: Courtesy PHLCVB/Paul Loftland

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

This is the spot where your freedom was born—the very building in which our founding fathers drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. Join a free guided tour led by a park ranger that takes you throughout the building, including into the Assembly Room where the aforementioned documents were John Hancock’d. You’ll find George Washington’s “rising sun” chair holding a prominent position in the room, which is set up exactly the way it was during the Constitutional Convention. To actually get in here, you’ll have to pick up a free ticket at the Independence Visitor Center starting at 8:30am. Get there as close to opening as you can. Tickets are limited and they’re all usually snatched up by the afternoon.

Josh Middleton
Written by
Josh Middleton


520 Chestnut St
Cross street:
between S 5th and 6th Sts
Opening hours:
Daily 9am–7pm (through Sept 4), 9am–5pm (starting Sept 5)
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