Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Situated in Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park, Independence Hall is a fantastic educational attraction. Independence Hall was originally known as the Pennsylvania State House, becoming later the official meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783.

Here you'll discover the history of the Declaration of Independence, see the room where it was argued and finally adopted and where the United States Constitution was signed into being. Your group will experience fascinating glimpses into the past through the reconstructed and restored interior, into the Governor's council chamber, the long hall, and the lovely Committee of Assembly chamber.

Take part in ranger led historical programs and tours throughout the park and Independence Hall for a deeper look into American history. Learn about the purpose of the various rooms, see historic artifacts including the inkwell used in signing significant papers and bills, and see the courtyard where the Declaration of Independence was read aloud. Also on the park property is the Liberty Bell and Congress Hall, the site of George Washington's second inauguration as well as John Adams'.