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Weekdays 5:30AM-10AM

If you’ve never been to the tour, you have to go check it out but in the meantime, you can see all of Jeff’s photos from his most recent tour!

Independence Hall is located on Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets and it is open daily between 9am and 7pm during the summer months. The positive is that tickets are not required from 5pm to 7pm during summer extended hours and also tickets are not required in January or February (except for winter holidays).

VisitPhilly.com says the following about the tour of the historic site.

They risked everything — “their lives, their fortune and their sacred honor.”

During the blistering summer of 1776, 56 courageous men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England.

Eleven years later, representatives from 12 states gathered to shape the U.S. Constitution, finally creating one unified nation.

Note: Independence Hall is accessible for ticketed timed tours only.

This is absolutely a kid friendly tour in fact, there were many children on our tour soaking in the information of our country’s beginning. We dove back in time to the mid-1700’s to learn about how America began their tension with England (who at the time ruled them). That ultimately lead us here, to Philadelphia, where a declaration of war was written up by 56 men to establish freedom from the rule of the King of England. We know this document as the Declaration of Independence. Eleven years later, in 1787, in the same hall where the Declaration was signed, men gathered to sign the first ever United States Constitution.

According to the ticketing website, here’s some more information…

  • Through October 2022, tours begin every 20 minutes.

  • The tour is about 15-20 minutes long.

  • There are 60 tickets for each tour.

  • Visitors will see the Assembly Room (where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed) on the first floor of the building.

You can obtain your tickets here and see for yourself the history that is right in our backyard.