Independence - Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia
You will be swept back in time to the days when the United States was born attending the performances of Historic Philadelphia.
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Okay, okay, I know. When you think of Philadelphia, you think HISTORY! I guess I'm a little unusual, because I think of FOOD!
Well, for all you history buffs, head to Old City. There are some great sights to see, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
By the way, you'll see it spelled "Olde City" and "Old City." Neither is incorrect.
Independence Hall was Pennsylvania’s State House and was built in 1732. It took an amazing 21 years to complete. Within these walls, the Declaration of Independence was debated, drafted and finally signed. That famous document is now the oldest federal constitution in existence. Today there are metal detectors and a bag search to go through before admittance.
Located in downtown (called 'Center City') Philadelphia, the Independence National Historic Park is often referred to as the birthplace of our nation. At the park, visitors can see the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of freedom, and Independence Hall, a World Heritage Site where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were created.
In addition, the park interprets events and the lives of the diverse population during the years when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800. A section of the park where Benjamin Franklin's home once stood is dedicated to teaching about Franklin's life and accomplishments. Spanning approximately 45 acres, the park has about 20 buildings open to the public.
A brand new approximately 50,000 square foot facility with a range of services and amenities that provide a warm welcome and all the information you need to plan your visit to the Philadelphia area.
Just park your car in the (very convenient!) underground Autopark at Independence Mall and take a few minutes to get acquainted with the region through a new, state-of-the-art video theater... Make reservations at the region’s hottest new restaurants… Purchase tickets to an exhibit or special performance through an on-site ticketing services…Sign up for a heritage tour through a Philadelphia neighborhood… Discover an interesting new museum or an out-of-the-way hiking trail or a trendy boutique at our information kiosks…Plan your day and print out your itinerary on the visitor computer stations…Relax for a few minutes at the Old Capital Coffee bar and peruse the racks of attraction brochures…
Of course, you can't get away from your standard tourist gift and book shop which is also located on the premises :)
Open Daily 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The National Constitution Center, opening July 4, 2003 on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is the first museum in the world dedicated to honoring and explaining the U.S. Constitution through more than 100 interactive and multimedia exhibits, photographs, film, sculpture, text and artifacts.
There will be an unobstructed view of Independence Hall which visitors will be able to see after their tour of the Constitution Center
Opening July 4, 2003, the National Constitution Center will welcome visitors seven days a week (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day), from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The theater show that begins the visitor experience will run 2-3 times every hour
Visit Independence Hall where the USA was born.
It has many designations:
World Heritage Site- 1979
National Register of Historic Places- 1966
National Historic Landmark- 1962
The building was constucted between 1732 and 1756 as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania. It was the meeting place for the Second Continental Congress. In the Assembly Room, George Washington was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Ot was also here that the design of the American flag was agreed upon in 1777, the Articles of Confederation were adopted in 1781, and the United States Constitution was drafted in 1787.
Tours are operated on a first come first served basis.
Strange, VT does not have themes as History or Art, but Philly is where the American Independence was announced and the Constitution written. For an European it is important to see the Independence Hall, or the Liberty Bell or the place where Franklin was living. It is a special experience and an enlightening free guided tour while understanding the American way.
Everyone goes to see the Liberty Bell and Independance Mall.You should too.There's a lot of interesting colonial/revolutionary war history alive in Philadelphia.Make sure you take a walking tour of olde Phila. Carriage tours are also nice especially going down the cobblestone streets.
The Atwater Kent museum somewhere near 3rd St. is nice. There are alot of nice things to see a Penn's landing on the Delaware River from World War One ship the Olympia, to a submarine,Dave & Busters family entertainment resterant and lots of other things including boat tours of the Delaware along side of Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Art Musuem is a great place to see art traeasures( and to get a great workout running up and down the steps to the museum(Like in the movie(ROCKY).
If you are interested in the History of America then Indepedance hall is the FIRST place you should visit. Where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776
The historical buildings were built in 1732. (by european standards these are still pretty new). Just a stones throw from the Liberty Bell also (although I dont recommend you throw a stone to check it as the building is made of glass)
Check out the Independence Hall.
Built between 1732 and 1756 as the Pennsylania State house. Famous as the scene of adoption of the declaration of Independence and the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.
On July 8, 1776, the declaration of Independence was first read in public.
Visit the Independence hall.
The house was finished 1756 as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania. It was in the Assembly Room of this building that the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. In the same room the design of the American flag was agreed upon in 1777 and the U. S. Constitution was drafted in 1787.
It's American History up close and personal. Luckily, some of the buildings of Revolutionary-Era Philly have been kept standing in spite of the development around it. The Hall itself is fairly impressive, although you can quickly see how hot and nasty it must have been in July, 1776.
Carpenter's hall was the site of the first Continental Congress and then later was Library established by Benjamin Franklin and also served as headquarters for the first and second US national banks
This is simply a view of Independence Hall from the outside. Independence Hall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is honored because it was the birthplace of America's democracy.