INHP welcomed more than 4.5 million visitors in 2018.
Many line up around the block to see what is the park’s most visited and most famous attractions: Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
At Independence Hall in 1776, the Founding Fathers came together to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Eleven years later, representatives from a dozen states met here to lay the framework for the U.S. Constitution.
Today, the building is the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park, and guided tours are available to visitors year-round.
With a handful of exceptions like the National Constitution Center, most attractions in INHP do not charge for admission.
The bell that was later named the Liberty Bell was originally cast in Great Britain and recast in 1753 in Philadelphia to adorn the State House.
Used to call the Pennsylvania Assembly to meetings, it was soon adopted by abolitionists, suffragists, Civil Rights advocates, Native Americans, immigrants, war protesters and others as a symbol of freedom. Visitors can tour the Liberty Bell Center year-round free of charge.
Independence National Historical Park includes several additional sites of interest, including Congress Hall, Franklin Court, Christ Church, the National Constitution Center, Carpenters’ Hall, the President’s House Site and more.
The Independence Visitor Center at 6th & Market Streets offers resources, information and assistance to help guests make the most of their time.
The center also houses a gift shop and a small cafe.