Independence Hall

Workers in Philadelphia constructed Independence Hall in 1732 to serve as the state's seat of government. They loaned the building to the Second Continental Congress, which debated and signed the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution at this site. Later, President Lincoln laid in repose for two days here. The Liberty Bell rang from this location to call the legislature to order and tell people it was time to go to work and school. The hall's clocks were widely visible, and some had accompanying bells, which made them helpful in making sure that many people got where they were going on time. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Independence Hall

You will want to get your free tickets ahead of time to visit Independence Hall. Then, you can take a 15-minute guided tour to see where the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were debated and signed. After your tour, pay attention to the exterior of this building. 

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How To Get To Independence Hall

It is easy to get from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Independence Hall. Start by heading southwest on Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive. Turn left on Spring Garden Street, which is also State Route 3014. Continue to follow State Route 3014 when it makes a left turn onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Then, turn right on Eakins Oval and veer right onto North 24th Street. Merge onto Interstate 676. Take the US 30 East exit toward Ben Franklin Bridge. Continue to follow US 30 East. Go straight to get on North 6th Street. Very shortly, you will see Independence Hall on your left. 


Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Fee: Entry fee $0

Celebrate America's experiment with freedom by visiting Independence Hall. See where the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were debated and signed during your 15-minute tour. Then, wander around the outside of this building to see where the Liberty Bell once hung. There are many nearby historical attractions to visit. You can also travel further afield and find excellent hiking trails. There are many great spots to shop and dine nearby as well. The best way to explore Philadelphia is in your RV, as it gives you the ability to move around freely. If you do not have an RV, then rent one on