Philadelphia Sights

Independence Square

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

On July 8, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was first read in public here. Although the square is not as imposing today, it still has great dignity. You can imagine the impact the reading had on the colonists.

Sight Information


Bounded by Walnut and Chestnut Sts. and 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA


Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–5; hrs may be extended during summer and peak tourist seasons
  • Visitors may have to pass through a security checkpoint at 5th and Chestnut Sts.

Published 02/01/2016


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