Seven Walking Tours
FRONT PAGE
FAIRMOUNT PARK
INDEPENDENCE HALL AREA
HISTORIC, NORTH OF MARKET
PARKWAY
RITTENHOUSE
SOCIETY HILL
WASHINGTON SQUARE
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Independence Square

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Birthplace of a nation

Here we are on Independence Square. There are three buildings connected by arcades: in the center is Independence Hall flanked on the left by Old City Hall and on the right by Congress Hall. The Second Continental Congress met here, Independence was declared here, the Constitution was ratified here, and the Liberty Bell rang out from here. From 1790 to 1800, the United States Supreme Court, the Congress, the House of Representatives, and the President governed from these buildings.

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