Independence National Historical Park

(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.

04/08/2011

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.

04/07/2011

(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.

11/19/2010

Special Celebration in Phila. for National Parks Anniversary

Wednesday is Founders Day, the anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service and there’ll be a special program held several times during the day to celebrate in Independence National Historical Park.

08/25/2010

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