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William Penn Annex East in Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Independence Hall

 
 
Independence Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Independence Hall Marker
Inscription.  
The State House of
Pennsylvania

The birthplace of
the United States
of America

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 56.939′ N, 75° 8.999′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in William Penn Annex East. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the north wall of Independence Hall behind the statue of George Washington. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John F. Kennedy (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to the Soldiers and Patriots of the Revolution (a few steps from this marker); West Wing - Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Hall / Independence Hall / Congress Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old City Hall / Independence Hall / Congress Hall
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); In This Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Video Tour Inside Independence Hall. Join with the public in a tour of Independence Hall, with a tour guide, on this YouTube video. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Independence Hall. "Independence Hall is, by every estimate, the birthplace of the United States. It was within its walls that the Declaration of Independence was adopted. It was here that the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed...." (Submitted on September 1, 2015.) 
 
Independence Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Independence Hall Marker
Independence Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Independence Hall Marker
Marker can be seen to the right of the door.
Independence Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
4. Independence Hall
Inside Independence Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
5. Inside Independence Hall
In this room, the Declaration of Independence was signed, giving birth to the United States of America.
<i>Independence Hall, Philadelphia.</i> image. Click for full size.
Photochrom postcard by the Detroit Photographic Company, 1900
6. Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
Construction of the Pennsylvania State House, which came to be known as Independence Hall, began in 1732. It was a symbol of the nation to come. At the time it was the most ambitious public building in the thirteen colonies. The Provincial government paid for construction as they went along, so it was finished piecemeal. It wasn't until 1753, 21 years after the groundbreaking, before it was completed. It was the original "Philadelphia lawyer," none other than Andrew Hamilton that oversaw the planning and worked to guarantee its completion....The building has undergone many restorations, notably by Greek revival architect John Haviland in 1830, and by a committee from the National Park Service, in 1950, returning it to its 1776 appearance. -- USHistory.org
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,489 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on September 1, 2015.

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