George Washington by Gilbert Stuart

Independence Hall

Philadelphia, PA


Independence Hall is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is also known as the Pennsylvania State House. This is the building where the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution was also debated and signed here. George Washington was elected as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and Benjamin Franklin was appointed as the first Postmaster General at Independence Hall. You can take tours of Independence Hall to see the room where our Founding Fathers met to sign the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. It is one of the most significant and historic buildings in our country’s history.

The Liberty Bell is located across the street from Independence Hall.


Independence Hall has been standing since 1753.


Independence Hall was evacuated and not used during the British occupation of Philadelphia from December 1776 to February 1777.

The Assembly Room in Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both signed.

Independence Hall was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1966.