It’s not hard to imagine what Philadelphia was like in the late 1700s and early 1800s, when our nation was being formed. Actually, it’s pretty easy to picture exactly what the city looked like… because we can walk through Old City and down the very halls and cobblestones that our founding fathers strolled while America was in its infancy. Independence National Historical Park is located between 5th & 6th Streets and Market & Chestnut Streets, and nearly every attraction is free to tour.

Start your journey through time and history at Independence Visitor’s Center, located at 6th and Market Street. Everything in the area is walkable from the Center. For hours and tour schedules, visit each building’s page on the Independence Visitor’s Center website, here.

Did you know that the oldest street in America is right here in Philly? It’s a few blocks closer to the Delaware River, but it’s also worth a stop on your historic Philadelphia tour. Read more about it here: Elfreth’s Alley Is The Oldest Street In America Is Right Here In Philadelphia And It’s Amazing.

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