Independence National Historical Park

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Independence National Historical Park

Address:143 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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Another great and free place to visit is right next door to Independence National Historical Park. It's one that will hit home with everyone since it involves money.
Michael Doveton, from Independence National Historical Park, hopes Park Service employees around the country see the steps their colleagues are taking to find some missing puzzle pieces and are inspired to "dig a little
Philadelphia is home to Independence National Historical Park, where the National Park Service proclaims that the unlikely dream of a free country of independent citizens became fact.
For the complete "Summer of Washington" experience, guests are invited to visit sites such as Independence National Historical Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Washington Crossing Historic Park, President's House Site, Brandywine Battle Historic Site, and Historic Germantown, among others.
Beardsley is a freelance researcher and consultant, formerly Director of Graphics and Research Services for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a park ranger and interpretative specialist with the Independence National Historical Park. She offers a photographic history of the Main Line, the region to the west of Philadelphia which began with the establishment of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railway in 1832.
The historic part of the building, constructed in 1925, is perched on a stretch of Walnut Street once known as Philadelphia's Insurance Row and looks out on Independence National Historical Park. A second building in the back was added in the early 1970s.
The National Constitution Center was created in 1988 and is located in Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park. Judging from pictures, the Center is gorgeous and impressive-it was designed by the same architects that designed the expansion of the Louvre and the East Wing of the National Art Gallery.
America's most historic square mile is located at the Independence National Historical Park. It contains the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall which was where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the US Constitution written.
It examines the history of the Independence National Historical Park and surveys 30 recommended web sites for further color and information.
Philadelphia is the perfect city for history buffs - it's home to the Independence National Historical Park, regarded as the most significant square mile in America's history.
One can even walk "the most historical square mile in America." The place to begin any exploration is the Visitors Center at Independence National Historical Park, where maps, tours and many interesting programs are provided.
For more information on the Independence National Historical Park, call 800-537-7676.

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