ushistory.org was launched on July 4, 1995, by the Independence Hall Association, to support its mission to educate the public about the Colonial and Revolutionary eras of our nation's history, and of Philadelphia generally. Our first project was a Virtual Tour of Philadelphia's Historic District, "The Most Historic Mile in America."
Today, it has grown into a "Congress of Websites," which is a combination of original content, websites of partner organizations, and advocacy support websites.
The website serves approximately 3 million page views monthly to almost 1 million visitors. The site receives approximately 22 million hits monthly. Approximately 95% of our visitors are from the US. Our average time on site is over 10 minutes.
Our visitors tend to be those interested in historic Philadelphia either as tourists or as local residents, as well as those interested in our history generally, including students, teachers, and interested adults.
Original content educational websites (partial list)
- America's Most Historic Mile
- Betsy Ross
- Birch's Views of Philadelphia
- Declaration of Independence
- Documents of Freedom
- Benjamin Franklin
- Liberty Bell
- Thomas Paine
- Pennsylvania History
- Philadelphia History
- Revolutionary War 1777
- 7 Tours Thru Historic Philadelphia
- Valley Forge
Partner websites (partial list)
Our partners include four of the 25 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) historic sites.
- Brandywine Battlefield (PHMC)
- Washington Crossing Historic Park (PHMC)
- Hope Lodge Historic Site (PHMC)
- Graeme Park (PHMC)
- The Friends of Independence National Historical Park
- Carpenters' Hall
- Friends of Bethlehem Pike
- Mikveh Israel Cemetery
- National History Day Philadelphia
- Paoli Battlefield
- Philadelphia Historic Neighborhood Consortium
Advocacy Support Websites
- President's House in Philadelphia
- Black Horse Inn (Montgomery County)
- Lazaretto (Delaware County)
- LOVE Park