Independence Hall

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Independence Hall

Independence Hall is a historic building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is called Independence Hall because the Declaration of Independence was passed there. The United States Constitution was also written there. It served as the capital of the United States several times, mostly during the Revolutionary War. It was also the meeting place of the state legislature of Pennsylvania. It is a World Heritage Site. It is on the back of the $100 bill.

The Liberty Bell was originally in the bell tower of the building.

Abraham Lincoln's funeral included coming to Independence Hall, where over 300,000 people viewed the president's body.

This article is about a World Heritage Site

Inside the building[change | edit source]

Rooms on the First Floor
Ground floor of Independence Hall: Assembly Room (left), Supreme Court Room (right), Entrance Hall (center), and Tower Stair Hall (top)
Ground floor of Independence Hall: Assembly Room (left), Supreme Court Room (right), Entrance Hall (center), and Tower Stair Hall (top)
HABS measured drawing of the first floor of Independence Hall.jpg
Rooms on the Second Floor
Long Gallery
Long Gallery
Governor's Council Chamber
Governor's Council Chamber
Committee of Assembly Chamber
Committee of Assembly Chamber