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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What's happening at the Independence Visitor Center and in Independence National Historical Park this Fourth of July
New with the PHLASH: Running Thursday -- Sunday until December 20, PHLASH is servicing a Holiday Houses Loop that connects visitors from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Historical Houses of Fairmount Park; Army-Navy Game ticket holders ride FREE, and purchase tickets and PHLASH passes inside the Independence Visitor Center to receive a FREE lit PHLASH keychain.
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.
com), which runs from the Independence Visitor Center to the Philadelphia Museum of Art--where you're sure to find tourists climbing the stairs, following in the footsteps of Philly's patron saint, boxer Rocky Balboa.
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.
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.
PHLASH, which is managed by the Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC), will operate a seven-day-a-week service through September 7, 2015, with a Friday through Sunday schedule beginning on September 11 through November 22, 2015, and picking up again to a seven-day-a-week schedule from November 27, 2015 through January 3, 2016 for the holiday season.
Take a private city tour with friends, clients, or colleagues that launches from the Independence Visitor Center, across from the Liberty Bell.
Nutter helped unveil the Find Your Philly(SM) mobile experience, built on SCVNGR, at the Independence Visitor Center.
The Tour : Those interested in taking the tour can pick up a copy of the brochure at locations throughout Center City, including the Independence Visitor Center, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and at the 13 tour locations.
Tickets for parade seating at City Hall and for the Fancy Brigades are available at the Independence Visitor Center, 6[sup.

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