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Independence Hall
1518 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19102
Cross Street: 5th Street
215.870.2544
General Information
Independence Hall is open 365 days a year. Hours vary by season. Tickets are required for admission. Free, walk-up tickets are available for pick up at the Independence Visitor Center on the day of your visit starting at 8:30 a.m. Arrive early — during the busy season, tickets are often gone by 1 p.m.
 

They risked everything — “their lives, their fortune and their sacred honor.” During the blistering summer of 1776, 56 courageous men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England. Eleven years later, representatives from 12 states gathered to shape the U.S. Constitution, finally creating one unified nation.

The guided tour of Independence Hall, led by National Park rangers, begins in the courtroom where lawyers from opposing sides shared tables and law books.

George Washington’s “rising sun” chair dominates the Assembly Room which is arranged as it was during the Constitutional Convention. In the adjacent West Wing, the original inkstand used to sign the Declaration and an original draft of the Constitution are displayed.

To guarantee a ticket and to avoid waiting in the walk-up ticket line, consider purchasing timed tickets ($1.50 each) in advance, either by phone or online. Click here for more information about tickets.

 
 
  • Independence Hall Tours - tickets are required (except January & February). First come, first served! Pick up free tickets to tour Independence Hall at the Independence Visitor Center (6th & Market Sts.) open daily from 8:30am to 6:00pm.

    History

    After the Revolutionary War, the fledgling nation was in chaos and bordering on collapse. Each state had its own monetary system and trade laws. There was no centralized system of defense. Yet many were wary of a strong central government. Debates were bitter but the checks and balances provided by three branches of government alleviated concerns. In 1787, the US Constitution was adopted.

    Ticket Information

    In planning your visit to Independence National Historical Park during March through December, we recommend that you reserve your Independence Hall tour tickets in advance online or by phone. Ticket Reservations - Tickets may be reserved up to one year in advance through the National Park Reservation system. In advance reservations: Visit www.recreation.gov There is a $1.50 per ticket surcharge charge when you order online or by Phone. By Phone: You may call from 10AM to 10 PM Eastern Time. Call 1-877-444-6777 Individuals and families Call 1-877-559-6777 Group sales Call 1-518-885-3639 International Calls.

    Reserved tickets must be picked up at the “Will Call” section  of the NPS ticket counter at the Independence Visitor Center (6 th  & Market Sts.)  You must claim them (using reservation number and valid identification) at least 45 minutes before  the tour on the day of your visit.  The “Will Call” section is to the left at the desk.  You do not need to wait in the walk-up ticket line.  Tickets not picked up 45 minutes before the tour may be released to walk-up visitors.  Refunds are only available if the Park cancels a tour.  No refunds are given at the Park

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