Independence Living History Center

The Independence Living History Center is the heart of the historic activities in Philadelphia. You'll find the Box Office for Historic Philadelphia attractions, plus the Ben Franklin Learning Lab, the Archaeology Learning Lab, the 1776 Interactive Movie Musical, and much more. Begin your journey to America's past, present and future right here!


  • Stars & Stripes & Lights of Liberty

    This Stars & Stripes & Lights of Liberty package invites you to enjoy the legacy of how our forefathers forged the ideals of the American Dream in Philadelphia. Enjoy this remarkable story as it unfolds across Philadelphia’s many historic sites including the Betsy Ross House where you'll take an audio tour. Visit Franklin Square for a picnic lunch, a round of mini-golf and a ride on the Liberty Carousel. Witness a live Declaration debate during the Independence Living History Center's Turmoil and Treason Tour. Take part in the Independence After Hours Tour with a three-course meal at City Tavern, guided walk to Independence Hall, and an insider's tour of Pennsylvania State House with a "1776 Delegates" presentation. The package is capped with a fabulous Lights of Liberty show.

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