In July of 2015, we traveled to Philadelphia, and unfortunately did not get a chance to go inside Independence Hall, but we were able to visit outside of the building. It was surreal to walk on the same streets as and experience the building that our founding fathers used to create our Nation.
It was interesting to be in Philadelphia in early July. The amount of people that were around so close to "Independence Day" holiday was staggering --a bit of an increase for any other time during the year.
As mentioned, we were not able to go inside of the building since they were out of tickets to go in and tour the building. The tickets are free to go inside; however, you have to reserve them early. We were able to see the Liberty Bell across the street at Liberty Bell Center (which is free and requires no tickets), but when we return in the future, we know to go down in the morning to get tickets for Independence Hall. The Independence Hall building is located at 520 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19106, in the historical district of Philadelphia.
We did not park too far from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall when we drove into downtown Philadelphia. There is a parking deck next to the park across from both of the facilities, this is where we parked so that we could walk around in the downtown historic district. You can tell from our pictures below, how close we were, and Marianne kept snapping away the closer we got to Independence Hall.
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.
The building was completed in 1753 as the Pennsylvania State House, and served as the capitol for the Province and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania until the state capital moved to Lancaster in 1799. It became the principal meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783 and was the site of the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787.
A convention held in Independence Hall in 1915, presided over by former US president William Howard Taft, marked the formal announcement of the formation of the League to Enforce Peace, which led to the League of Nations and eventually the United Nations. The building is part of Independence National Historical Park and is listed as a World Heritage Site. You can find out more history about the building in our video below.
There are some paranormal claims about the building. We have them documented in the PANICd.com database, and you can find out more about the activity in our video below.
Please let us know down in the comments below if you have been to Independence Hall and were able to go inside and take the tour. Like we mentioned, we hope to get back there someday and take the tour.