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Independence Hall


Independence Hall

Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th , Philadelphia, 19106, PA

Independence Hall is more appropriate for older children, ages 12 and up. The red brick building, which was constructed in 1756 as the Pennsylvania State House, is the birthplace of the United States. Here George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army. Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was signed and the U.S. Constitution was adopted in this building. The tour takes between 60 and 90 minutes. The children on our tour were mostly 12 and up. We didn’t see any other 7-year-olds. The tour can be a bit long-winded for a young child.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Great visit

by Kyle_SD_308

Come see the birth place of our nation, and it is free. Best advice is to come early, visitors center opens at 8:30 am. Tour is short, but great experience.
Every American should visit

by Itsadadslife

This is one of those places with such historical significance that every American should try and visit and every American should be required to learn what happened here. Standing in the room where...