Independence National Historical Park

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Independence National Historical Park:

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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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Philly Ghost Tours start from the Independence Visitor Center, located at 1 North Independence Mall West, and continue to the first stop on the tour, the President's House, home of the Liberty Bell, a historic landmark where Benedict Arnold's betrayal began.
The police bomb squad gave the all-clear after a few tense moments at the Independence Visitor Center and adjoining garage,(http://www.
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First stop just outside the park at the Independence Visitor Center, where costumed re-enactors field questions in character.
com or purchase in-person at the Independence Visitor Center on 6th and Market Streets or at the Welcome Center on 16th Street and JFK Boulevard.
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Take a private city tour with friends, clients, or colleagues that launches from the Independence Visitor Center, across from the Liberty Bell.
The announcement will be made this evening at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia, where CNN's Acclaimed Special Investigations Correspondent Soledad O'Brien will address the audience, along with former CEO of the School District of Philadelphia, Paul Vallas.
Today's event was a collaborative effort between the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, Center City District, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Independence Visitor Center Corporation, Philadelphia International Airport and Reading Terminal Market.
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Current offers include the Independence Visitor Center, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Duck Tours, Rembrandts, and Morris Arboretum to name a few.
WHAT: International visitors to Philadelphia will receive a special welcome this weekend (September 26-28), when the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB), Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC), and the city join the rest of the world in marking World Tourism Day.

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