The birthplace of the United States of America is Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The Independence Hall is one of the most important historical landmarks in the United States. Major steps towards independence were taken here by delegates of the English colonies, amongst them George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside this building. The legacy of the nation’s founding documents, universal principles of freedom and democracy, has influenced lawmakers and politicians around the world and distinguished Independence Hall as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Hall is the centerpiece of the historic district of Philadelphia. There are much history to explore: The Assembly Room where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both signed in. Courtroom of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Long Gallery, Governor’s Council Chamber, Committee of the Assembly Chamber, The Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, Visitors Center, Treasury, Betsy Ross House, Historic Houses of Society Hill, Pennsylvania Hall, and the City Tavern where the founders ate and drank all revolve around it.
What can I say about this place? It’s a place you feel honored and amazed to stand in. I think it’s odd that over half the visitors were from other counties but no one was rude or out of hand.