Independence National Historical Park


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Independence National Historical Park:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Independence National Historical Park

Address:143 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:215-597-8787
Fax:215-597-1548
Web: www.nps.gov/inde/
Size: 45 acres.
Established: Authorized on June 28, 1948; established on July 4, 1956. Independence Hall designated a World Heritage Site on October 24, 1979.
Location:Visitor center is located at Third and Chestnut streets in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Park is accessible via I-76 and I-676, I-95, and US 30 (Benjamin Franklin Bridge).
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Guided tours, special programs.
Special Features:Spanning more than 20 city blocks within the historic district of the City of Philadelphia, park includes structures and sites associated with the American Revolution and the founding and growth of the United States: Independence Hall (where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were created), Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Liberty Bell, the First and Second Banks of the United States, Franklin Court, Deshler-Morris House (in Germantown), and others. Park has about 20 buildings open to the public.

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Participating in the press conference were Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Equality Forum Executive Director Malcolm Lazin, Independence National Historical Park Superintendent Cynthia MacLeod, Visit Philly President Meryl Levitz, and subsets of the Los Angeles and Philadelphia Gay Men's Choruses.
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The head of the union representing National Park Service employees is calling on the White House to review the illegal outsourcing of federal employee jobs at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.
Located in downtown Philly, Independence National Historical Park is a great jumping-off point for visitors to dozens of exciting attractions.
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Located in the city's downtown, Independence National Historical Park is considered the birthplace of America, offering such attractions as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the site where Benjamin Franklin's home once stood.

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