The centerpiece of Independence Park, Independence Hall once served as the principle meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783 and is the site at which the United States Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4th, 1776. After the failures of the Articles of Confederation, delegates from 12 states once again met in the very same hall to draft the US Constitution and unify the young nation. Today, the Hall is a testament to our struggle for independence and is visited by people from all over the world who come to witness origin of the modern Republic.
- Visit the building which was George Washington appointed Commander and Chief of the Continental Army in 1775
- See the original "Rising Sun" chair that George Washington sat in as he presided over the Constitutional Convention
For more information, visit the official website at http://www.nps.gov/inde/independence-hall-1.htm.