Happy 4th of July! Today, we celebrate our independence from Great Britain and becoming a new nation. What better way to remember the meaning of July 4th than by looking at the place where it all began – Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Independence Hall, formerly known as the Pennsylvania State House, was built in 1732 and is considered the birthplace of the United States. Inside the Deceleration of Independence was adopted and the United States Constitution was drafted and signed.
Take a look below at the little known facts about the building, where history came alive.
- The building housed all three branches of Pennsylvania’s colonial government.
- Within the Assembly Room, the Deceleration of Independence and United States Constitution were both signed.
- The Assembly Room also held the meetings for the Second Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention.
- The Superior Court of Pennsylvania worked in the courtroom in the 1700’s.
- Other rooms in the building include: the Governor’s Council Chamber, Committee of the Assembly Chamber, and the Long Gallery.
For more information, visit: https://www.nps.gov/inde/learn/historyculture/places-independencehall.htm