Independence Hall

(Despite the rain, a long line of people waited in line today outside the Liberty Bell pavilion on Independence Mall.  If the government shuts down over a budget stalemate, the pavilion would be closed.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With Government Shutdown Looming, Independence Mall Gets a Teaching Moment

A group of grade school students visiting Philadelphia’s historic district got a real life lesson on Friday about the US government and the possible government shutdown.


Photo Credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich

Threatened Government Shutdown Would Close Liberty Bell, Independence Hall

If the federal government does shut down on Friday, some of Philadelphia’s top tourist attractions will be closed to the public.


(credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

Independence Hall Gets A Life-Size Stand-In

Even though there is scaffolding on all four sides of Independence Hall for the restoration of the icon’s tower, visitors will still be able to pose for photos on the mall with the image of the building in the background thanks to decorative panels being put into place this week.


1 Dead After Fire In Philly Hotel Room

Fire dispatchers in Philadelphia say a man was found dead after a fire in a room in a hotel just off Independence Mall.


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Top Things To See In Independence National Historical Park

Located along the mall, visitors can see everything from the Liberty Bell to the Betsy Ross House to the National Constitution Center.


Ruling Eliminates Protest Permits for Independence Mall

The US Court of Appeals has ruled that the National Park Service’s nationwide policy requiring permits to leaflet at the parks violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.


Clean-up Coming for Independence Hall Water Damage

by KYW’s John McDevitt A multi-million dollar renovation project is scheduled to begin July 12th on the water damaged tower of Independence Hall.