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National Park Sites Near Philadelphia

Explore historic Philadelphia and the National Park sites in the area, including Independence Hall, Valley Forge and Deshler-Morris House -- the oldest surviving presidential residence.

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Independence Hall

Visit the Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where George Washington was appointed command in chief of the Continental Army in 1775; the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776; the design of the American Flag was agreed upon in 1776; and the US Constitution was drafted in 1787.

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