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Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Second Continental Congress assembled here regularly from 1775 to 1783, working to create the formal structure of the new nation. That alone would be enough to give Independence Hall historic importance. But it’s also where the Founding Fathers discussed, refined, and adopted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. And in 1915, President Taft hosted a meeting here that would eventually lead to the formation of the United Nations. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, this would be a great spot to celebrate today’s observance: Constitution Day.

Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Address: 143 S. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 965-2305
Hours: See opening and closing times on official site
Established: 1753
Annual visitors: 645,564 (2005)
Architects: Andrew Hamilton · William Strickland · Edmund Woolley
HABS measured drawing of the first floor of Independence Hall
HABS measured drawing of the first floor of Independence Hall