Known as the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Independence Hall is one of the most ... More
Known as the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Independence Hall is one of the most recognizable historical landmarks not only in Philadelphia, but in the entire nation. The hall is the highlight of the 45-acre Independence National Historical Park, home to 20 buildings of historical significance (many of which are open to the public). The Liberty Bell is located right around the way, though its original home was Independence Hall's bell tower. Tours of the hall are given every 15 minutes. See website for complete park details and further Independence Hall visitor info.
Initially chartered in 1791 to combat the debt the United States had incurred from the war with Great Britain, the
First Bank of the United States created uniform currency for the 13 original states. This brainchild of then Treasury ...
Since General Tadeusz Kosciuszko arrived to fight alongside George Washington in the American Revolution, the connection between Poland and the
Unites States has been a strong one. Paintings and photographs commemorate the accomplishments and pride of the Polish people ...
In 1789, Library Hall became the first library which opened to the public, the predecessor to the Library of Congress.
The hall was refurbished during the 1950s and today holds an excess of books from the Philosophical Hall collection. ...