"Independence Hall" Independence - Carpenter's Hall Tip by Ewingjr98


The meeting place of the Second Continental Congress, Independence Hall was constructed from 1732 to 1756 to be Pennsylvania's State House. Many of the greatest moments of early American history took place in this fine building:

In 1775, George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army.
In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved.
In 1777, the design of the American flag was accepted.
In 1781, the Articles of Confederation were adopted.
In 1787, the US Constitution was finalized after the Constitutional Convention was held here.

Independence Hall is the 4th most visited location (650,000 visitors) in Independence National Historic Park after the Visitors Center, Liberty Bell, and the National Constitution Center.

Independence Hall is the only site in Independence National Historic Park that requires a ticket. Tickets are free if you arrive the day of your visit and pick it up, but if you reserve tickets in advance, they are $1.50 each (not covered by your National Parks Pass). You can reserve tickets at reservations.nps.gov and pick up your tickets at Independence Visitor Center (6th and Market streets). Tickets are required from March through December. Any time throughout the year you can attempt to get tickets for a same-day tour, but in the summer tickets are usually gone around noon.

Address: Chestnut Street
Directions: (Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets)

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  • Updated Feb 4, 2007
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