Pennsylvania

Independence National Historical Park

Stand in the shadow of Independence Hall, read the inscription on the Liberty Bell, and learn about the ideas of liberty and self-government that began at this historic location. Guided and self-guided tours include various films, interactive activities, exhibits and a chance to enter Independence Hall. Groups will have a ranger-guided tour of the Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were drafted and signed. School groups can also reserve a tour of Franklin Court, and engage in educational programs that bring history to life through artifacts and analysis of primary documents. Tickets are required for entrance for some locations but can be reserved beforehand.
 
Contact Info
Address: 143 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-597-7122. Website: www.nps.gov/inde. Hrs: Daily 9AM-5PM.  
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue