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Independence National Historical Park
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Independence National Historical Park
Description - Independence National Historical Park interprets the events and lives of a diverse population during the birth of the United States Government. The park encompasses approximately 45 acres and 20 buildings in central Philadelphia. These structures housed individuals key to the rebellion waged against Britain and the development of the new democratic government uniting the colonies. Today the Historical Park offers an opportunity for visitors to enjoy touring the structures, viewing the exhibits and observing and listening to the period-dressed interpreters. An introductory film offers an in-depth look of the Park and its structures. Tours of Independence Hall are given approximately every 15 minutes throughout the day. Limited tours of the Todd House and Bishop White House are available by registration at the Visitor Center.

Attractions - Independence National Historical Park interprets the events and lives of a diverse population during the birth of the United States Government. The park encompasses approximately 45 acres and 20 buildings in central Philadelphia. These structures housed individuals key to the rebellion waged against Britain and the development of the new democratic government uniting the colonies.

Recreation - Independence National Park provides visitors with the opportunity to tour historic structures, view interpretive exhibits and watch costumed interpreters. The park Visitor Center is the best place to start any visit. There is a 28-minute orientation film shown throughout the day as well as an interactive computer exhibit. Restrooms are also available at the visitor center.

Tours of Independence Hall are given approximately every 15 minutes throughout the day. Limited tours of the Todd House and Bishop White House are available by registration at the Visitor Center. Rangers offer programs at all other 17 sites on a first- come, first-served basis. A seasonal brochure is available by contacting the park visitor center.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Philadelphia area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging above 28 degrees Fahrenheit (above -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range above 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius).

Location - This site is an urban park with the visitor center located on Third and Chestnut Streets in central Philadelphia.


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Contact Information:
Independence National Historical Park, 313 Walnut Street , Philadelphia, PA, 19106, Phone: 215-597-8787

Additional Information:
Pennsylvania National Forests and Parks - The National Park Service boasts of having over 16 designated historical sites, battlefields, monuments, memorials, rivers and trails within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each is significant within itself deserving the protection and maintenance from the Park Service. The National Forest Service maintains and manages one of America's finest hardwood producing territories, the Allegheny National Forest, located in the northwestern region of the state.
Pennsylvania's Historic Sites -
Philadelphia, Country-Side, Lehigh Valley Area - The Philadelphia area is historically rich and diverse in natural resources. This beautiful area beacons as a vacation destination.

Links:
Independence National Historical Park - Official agency website

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