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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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.
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And to put Philadelphia's incredible history in context, visit Independence National Historical Park, where the founding fathers met to plan their revolution.
And, of course, the greatest concentration of American history can be found just blocks away at Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

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