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Directly in the heart of Philadelphia, this 510ft high landmark is William Penn's choice as the exact center of the city. This building has a 100 year history of public life and is currently at the center of political life in Philadelphia.
Independence National Historical Park had its origin in efforts to preserve the building most closely associated with the winning of American independence the old State House or Independence Hall as it is known today.
Liberty Bell Center
The new Liberty Bell Center features exhibits that examine the Liberty Bell as an international symbol of Liberty and as a national symbol of liberty and freedom both attained and not yet attained, as it was used by the abolitionist, suffrage and civil rights movements throughout American history.
National Constitution Center
The $185 million center, located on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, tells the story of the U.S. Constitution through over 100 interactive, multi-media exhibits & artifacts.
Settled by Quakers, Philadelphia prospered swiftly on the back of trade and commerce, and by the 1750s had become the second largest city in the British Empire. Economic power fueled strong revolutionary feeling, and the city was the capital during the War of Independence (except for nine months under British occupation in 1777-78). It also served as the US capital until 1800, while Washington, DC was being built. The Declaration of Independence was written, signed and first publicly read here in 1776, as was the US Constitution ten years later. Philadelphia was also a hotbed of new ideas in the arts and sciences, as epitomized by the scientist, philosopher, statesman, inventor and printer Benjamin Franklin.
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