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Statues and Memorials:
Independence Hall

Independence Hall (front) Independence Hall (rear)
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Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Independence Hall was built between 1732 and 1756 as the State House or capitol. At this building, colonial leaders met to plan the future of the new nation.

Many of the most important documents in U.S. history were written at Independence Hall. The Declaration of Independence was adopted here on July 4, 1776 (Independence Day). The Articles of Confederation were ratified here in 1781. The Constitution was written here and signed on September 17, 1787.

Independence Hall was also the home of the Liberty Bell for over 200 years.

To learn more, check out the National Park Service's Independence National Historical Park.