No visit to Philadelphia would be complete without a visit to Independence Hall, which was where America was born.
Independence Hall was built between 1732 and 1753, originally as the State House of Pennsylvania during colonial times. But it was more known for the meeting of the Second Continental Congress, where the Founding Fathers signed and approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It was also the place where the US Constitution was ratified in 1787.
The building can only be seen on a guided tour, which is free. You have to obtain a ticket at the Visitor Center during the busier times of the year, which gives you a tour time. Get there as early as possible, as they can sell out very quickly. Other times, you can just walk up and wait by the entrance, as I did in the month of January.
Inside, you get to see the various rooms, including the Assembly Room where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were drafted and signed.
Along with the Liberty Bell, this attraction is one of the sites that every visitor to Philadelphia should see.
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