This national park, encompassing 55 acres, features some of America's most important historical buildings and cherished sites.

Daily 9-5, except Christmas
1-800-537-7676 or 215-965-7676 handicap accessible Select sites restrooms available free admission

independence hall

Independence Hall

A national shrine (built 1732-56), where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated and signed. Your free timed tickets — required for tours of Independence Hall — are available at the Independence Visitor Center, NE corner 6th & Market Streets.

Chestnut Street, between 5th & 6th

the interior of congress hall

Congress Hall

Where Congress met when Philadelphia was the nation's capital.

SE Corner 6th & Chestnut Streets

liberty bell

The Liberty Bell Center

A worldwide symbol of freedom: Philadelphia's most prized icon.

NE Corner 6th & Chestnut Streets

Franklin Court

benjamin franklin's glass harmonica

Explore Franklin's life and character in the Benjamin Franklin Museum. The museum features artifacts, computer animations, and interactive displays. The exhibits are geared toward visitors of all ages, with displays that are educational, challenging, and fun.

316 Market Street, between 3rd & 4th
Daily 9 am - 5 pm
Open until 7 pm May 23rd - September 7th, 2015
a child-friendly site admission charge

Kosciuszko National Memorial

Home where Polish hero of the American Revolution once lived.

301 Pine Street

an interior room at the kosciuszko national memorial

Presidents' House Site

Located at the doorstep of the Liberty Bell Center, this commemorates the house where Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived, from 1790 to 1800. The house unveils the long-obscured history that at least nine enslaved Africans lived and worked there during Washington's presidency.

SE Corner 6th & Market Streets

the portrait master himself, charles willson peale

Second Bank of the United States

Collection of 18th-century portraits. This is probably the largest single collection of Charles Willson Peale's works. (His great-great-great-great granddaughter's work is all around you on this website and in the "Beyond the Bell" brochure.)

Chestnut Street, between 4th & 5th
Daily 11 am - 5 pm
free admission

City Tavern

Enjoy Colonial food at this popular restaurant, a historical recreation of an 18th-century tavern.

138 S. Second Street
Lunch is served daily at 11:30 am
Dinner starts at 4 pm (Mon-Sat), 3 pm (Sun)
215-413-1443 admission charge

chef walter straib at the city tavern