Independence Hall in Philadelphia

Built in Philadelphia in 1732, the historic civic building Independence Hall marks the birthplace of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, where both were debated and adopted into law.

Also, at this famed location, President William Howard Taft led the creation of the League to Enforce Peace, which later became the United Nations. The landmark is a part of the Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell Center and the Benjamin Franklin Museum.

Speaker of the Assembly, Andrew Hamilton, oversaw the construction of Independence Hall, which today stands as one of the most iconic buildings in the United States. Known first as the Pennsylvania State House, it was originally built to house all three branches of Pennsylvania’s colonial government.

The famed Liberty Bell was first housed in the lowest chamber of the wooden steeple but when the steeple was removed in 1781, the bell was lowered into the brick tower, where it remained until the 1850s. Today the building is open for tours from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


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Erin Poche` is a Utah-based writer and editor for Tripster and contributing writer for BeyondType1. She also writes and edits for an indie publisher of fanta ...

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