Monday, February 10, 2014
Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia
The only way you can gain admittance and take a tour of Independence Hall is by obtaining an admission ticket and you must go on the date and time specified on the ticket or you will not be permitted entry. You can walk up and try to obtain one on the day you plan on visiting if there are some tickets remaining. It is best to plan ahead if you want to be assured admission.
If you are new to the area and have never visited before, I highly suggest that you stop into the Independence Visitor's Center. They can help you obtain admission tickets, book tours, finding lodging and guide you towards the area's museums and attractions. They are open daily but hours vary depending on the season.
On the day we visited the Park Rangers gave our entire group a well-guided tour. We learned a lot about our country's history and the entire tour took about an hour. You are encouraged to take photographs indoors and out. I loved how beautiful everything was and most of the rooms were left untouched and others were redecorated as close as possible to the original.
The grounds around Independence Hall are beautifully landscaped and we enjoyed taking a leisurely walk around the park and we really enjoyed ourselves. I think everyone should visit this historic national park at least once in their lifetime. A great "free" family activity in the heart of the city. You will definitely enjoy it!