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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.


Inside the building[change | change source]

Rooms on the First Floor
floor plan, first floor
Ground floor of Independence Hall: Assembly Room (left), Supreme Court Room (right), Entrance Hall (center), and Tower Stair Hall (top)
Rooms on the Second Floor
a long hall
Long Gallery
A room with large table and fireplace
Governor's Council Chamber
A room with chairs and small tables
Committee of Assembly Chamber