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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. It was also where, eleven years later, the Constitution of the United States was similarly adopted. Today, the hall is a World Heritage Site, due to it being the site where the universal principles of freedom and democracy were set forth, shaping the most powerful democracy on earth, and having a profound impact on law makers around the world.

Located on Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets, Independence Hall is the main feature of Independence National Historic Park. It was built in 1753 to serve as the Pennsylvania State House, for the then Province of Pennsylvania. From 1775 to 1783, it served as the meeting place of the Second Continental Congress. The building is made of red bricks. It was designed in the Georgian style by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton, and stands at 135 feet (41 meters) at its highest point.

Independence Hall, Philadelphia was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee held in Luxor, Egypt, on 22 - 26 October, 1979.

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Independence Hall, Philadelphia
Independence Hall, Philadelphia
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authorshipPatrick Pelster
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 39 56 55 W 75 9 0 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Inscription Year: 1979
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: VI

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