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Independence National Historical Park (INHP) – Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) is located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals.Independence National Historical Park (INHP) – Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) is located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals. See.. Philly Visit to Independence Hall

INHP welcomes more than 4.3 million visitors every year. Many of these visitors line up to see what is the park’s most visited and most famous attraction, the  The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the New Hall Military Museum, Franklin Court, the Bishop White House and the Graff House are just some of the buildings that make up Independence National Historical Park — all of which are free.

  • Independence Hall – The Hall’s East Wing and first floor are wheelchair accessible and feature a photo album of the Assembly Room, which is accessible via stairs only. The Hall’s West Wing, home of the Great Essentials exhibit, including original printed copies of the Declaration of Independence and more, is fully wheelchair accessible. For those with low hearing or deafness, the Birthplace of a Nation pamphlet offers written information about the rooms on the tour. Free ASL interpretation is available at the Hall for anyone with timed tickets—available by calling (877) 444-6777 or visiting recreation.gov—and with 14 days’ advanced request via (215) 597-7130. 520 Chestnut Street
  • Liberty Bell Center – The Bell’s modern home is wheelchair accessible and offers an open-captioned and audio-described video presentation, along with assistive listening devices. A replica of the text that’s on the Bell in the exhibit area lets visitors touch the raised inscription. 6th & Market Streets
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum – Three city blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin’s onetime home and workspaces are fully wheelchair accessible via entrances on Market and Chestnut Streets. There’s an accessible restroom on the first floor; an elevator accesses the museum itself. Throughout the exhibit are tactile objects to explore via touch. 317 Chestnut Street, (215) 965-2305, nps.gov/inde

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Liberty Bell 2The birthplace of our nation includes the Liberty Bell Center, The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation and Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Timed tickets for Independence Hall are available at the Independence Visitor Center on the day of the tour for free or reserved in advance online for a $1.50 reservation fee per ticket. No tickets are required in January and February. All other attractions are free, and no tickets are required. INHP attractions, between 5th & 6th Streets and Market & Chestnut Streets, (215) 965-2305, nps.gov/inde; Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets, (800) 537-7676, phlvisitorcenter.com

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