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Understanding America's history and independence, one should make a Philadelphia bus charter stop at Visitors Center, National Historical Park and Independence Hall

Understanding America’s Independence and History in Philadelphia

Mar 6, 2014

It is hard not to think about or visit historical sites when one is in Philadelphia and if that is what you are thinking of doing, how about going on an ‘Independence’ tour around Philadelphia. We have 3 sites that could be of interest to you and they are:-

  • Independence Visitor Center
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Independence Hall

Independence Visitor Center

1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
1-800-537-7676

This visitors center is a must for first-timers who want to have a look into Philadelphia’s deep cultural and historical roots. It was built as an official Visitor Center for the Greater Philadelphia region and continues to play a huge role in helping foreign tourists and charter bus visitors alike. Making it easy to locate, the visitors center is located slightly to the corner of the 6th and Market Streets. in its 50,000 square feet building are contributions from funding efforts from various organizations and foundations like The Connelly Foundation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Pew Charitable Trust, etc.

If you are visiting Philadelphia without the help of a guide, making this center as your first pitstop is a great idea because the staff will give you suggestions based on what you would like to see and experience in Philadelphia.

Independence National Historical Park

143, South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 965-2305

The poignant centerpiece at the middle of the park is Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it was in the hall that the dream of independence was secured. The 55-acre park outside was and is run by the National Park Service and was named America’s most historic square mile. Right outside the park would be the famous Liberty Bell. Be sure to make a quick stop at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier while you are there.

Within the park is the First and Second Banks of United States, both historically significant in forming and driving forth America’s economy and known for the Bank War. History buffs are also treated to Franklin Court, a historical site dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s most famous Presidents.

Independence Hall

Independence National Historical Park

The hall is located on Chestnut Street between the 5th and 6th Streets in the park. Take an interesting walking and guided tour around the building and discover what went on after the building was constructed back in 1753. The hall was the primary location for talks and debates for the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783.

Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton of Woolley were the main designers for the hall and Isaac Norris was commissioned to design and build the clock at the park and hall.

Bus Rentals Philadelphia is capable of providing you with the best bus for your visit in Philadelphia

There are many other historical sites and attractions in Philadelphia that is worthy of your attention and we think that the best way to get around and make the most out of your time in Philadelphia is by using a Philadelphia bus charter service from a reliable charter bus rental company in Philadelphia like Bus Rentals Philadelphia. Give us a call right now to find out how we can give you assistance during your vacation and visit.