Family Activities:

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


by n0ah258

every American should travel to see where our country will know it isn't just written in a book.
Great group of volunteers

by 905ashleyz

The staff here was amazing. You know going on that the building and the events that took place there were significant. The staff gives you a great insight into what was happening during the time...