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Independence National Historical Park

area of downtown Philadelphia, partially owned by the city but operated by the U.S. National Park Service. It covers 45 acres (18 hectares) and contains a number of historic structures associated with the American Revolution and the founding of the nation-notably Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were deliberated and signed. The park was authorized in 1948; the National Park Service began administering the site in 1950, and the park was officially established in 1956

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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