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Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, Liberty Bell: Experience America’s Founding In Philly


There’s no better place to celebrate America’s birthday than in the city where it all began. To celebrate beyond July 4, be sure to check out these landmarks in Philly for a historic experience bound to take you back in time.

Independence Hall

Located between 5th and 6th streets on Chestnut is the historic civic building where in 1777 America’s Founding Fathers debated and adopted the Declaration of Independence.  Tickets are $1 to tour the hall between 9 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Learn more about tours at Independence Hall.

Betsy Ross House

Just about everyone knows the story of Betsy Ross, who sewed the first stars and stripes into a red, white and blue flag, America’s flag. Experience the sights and sounds of the 18th century at the birthplace of the American Flag. The Betsy Ross House is located in Old City at 239 Arch Street and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by and say hi to Betsy while enjoying an interactive tour.

The Liberty Bell

View the timeless message on The Liberty Bell: “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants Thereof.”

Essentially Philly’s Mona Lisa, The Liberty Bell is an extraordinary symbol that has inspired abolitionists, women’s suffrage and civil rights leaders. Initially called the State House Bell, it was supposed to be rang in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House, which is today Independence Hall. The bell was first ordered by PA Assembly Speaker Isaac Norris in 1751 but on the first test ring the bell cracked, forming a symbol that has lasted for centuries. Learn more about how to visit The Liberty Bell.