Welcome to the official Facebook page for Independence National Historical Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and the best park in history!
National Park Service Mission Statement
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
Independence National Historical Park's Mission Statement
It is the mission of Independence National Historical Park to preserve, manage, operate, maintain, protect and interpret park resources significantly associated with the American Revolution and the establishment of the United States of America in order to perpetuate these resources and to help all people understand the people, events, and ideas associated with the park’s tangible resources.
If you're looking for the official source of information about Independence National Historical Park, please visit our homepage at www.nps.gov/inde. We also administer the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, located on 7th and Spring Garden Sts., www.nps.gov/edal and the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial located at 3rd and Pine Sts, www.nps.gov/thko.
February 2008 - American Association of Museums (AAM) Accreditation
Park Museum Re-accredited by AAM Independence National Historical Park has been re-accredited by the American Association of Museums, the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, the government, funders, outside agencies, and the museum-going public.
The AAM is the only national organization that serves the entire scope of the museum community from art, history and science museums, to national parks, zoos, arboretums, and planetariums. Only 8 percent of AAM-accredited museums are historical sites like Independence. Of the nation’s nearly 17,500 museums, approximately 775 are currently accredited.
Independence National Historical Park is one of only nine accredited national park museums.
|Founded||Through Congressional legislation in 1948 and an agreement with the City of Philadelphia in 1950.|