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Independence National Historical Park is a part of the United States National Park Service that celebrates and preserves a collection of Revolutionary War-era historical sites in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of the many sites which lie within the park are:
  • Liberty Bell Center
  • Independence Hall
  • Congress Hall
  • Free Quaker Meeting House
  • First Bank of the United States
  • Second Bank of the United States
  • Old City Hall
The park is also home to the modern National Constitution Center, a federally-funded museum which was created by Congress to help "disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people."

Independence is one of the most spread-out national historical parks, with sites sprawled over 55 acres in downtown Philadelphia. Visitors to these sites can stand in the room where the Constitution was adopted, see the chair General George Washington sat in as he presided over the Constitutional Convention, view the original Articles of Confederation, toss pennies onto Benjamin Franklin's grave, visit the original United States Congress and Supreme Court buildings, and – of course – have their picture taken with the Liberty Bell.