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Philadelphia Sights

Independence Square

Updated 05/19/2011

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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.

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

Updated 05/19/2011


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Oct 19, 2008

Small historic park

Little historic park bounded at one end by the Independence Hall complex of buildings. Pleasant enough, with some historic value.

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