Independence After Hours
A sneak peek at Philadelphia’s history
May 27 - October 22, 2016 (select days)
This evening walking tour visits some of the landmarks of Philadelphia’s Historic District and is populated with Colonial characters who bring history to life right in the place where it happened.
Tour-takers walk through the shadows of Independence Hall in this exclusive opportunity to visit inside the hall at night, with no crowds, and experience what those late nights of the summer of 1776 were like for the Founding Fathers.
The evening begins with a delicious three-course meal at the historic City Tavern where Colonial townspeople entertain guests. The Colonial host then “sneaks” everyone into the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall), once he talks his way past the vigilant night watchman.
Inside the hall, visitors witness several Founding Fathers deep in discussion over the creation of the Declaration of Independence.
The tour runs select days, late May through October, and departs from the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market streets.
In the neighborhood
1 Dock St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Penn’s View Hotel
- Best Western Plus: Independence Park Hotel
- Holiday Inn Express
- Hilton Philadelphia
at Penn’s Landing
- Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
- Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
- The Franklin Hotel
at Independence Park
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Museums & Attractions
1420 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Powel House
- Philly POPS! On Independence 2016
- National Archives and Records Administration Mid-Atlantic Region
- Pennsylvania Hospital
- St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal Church
- Brasil’s Nightclub
- Merriam Theater
- Carpenters’ Hall
- National Liberty Museum
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Restaurants & Dining