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Independence NHP  The official Instagram account for Independence NHP. Experience the site where the United States was born at Independence NHP!!!

We hope you have an unBELLievable weekend!

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This toothbrush fragment was excavated during the archaeological dig that took place before the construction of the National Constitution Center. It is made from an animal bone and most likely had boar's hair for bristles.
#Archaeology #ArchaeologyMonth #NPS

Check out these early 19th century bed curtains! Peacock designs were very fashionable during this time period and we’re lucky enough have an entire set of these bright cotton sheets in our collection
#NPS #peacocks #textiles

Don’t forget to grab your free Independence Hall tour tickets from the Independence Visitor Center! Check the link in our bio for up-to-date information & hours!

#NPS #visitPhilly

In 1914, the metal spider “legs” seen here were added to the Liberty Bell to help keep it stable during the long train ride to and from the Panama-Pacific International Exhibit in San Francisco, California

#NPS #LibertyBell #PhillyHistory #Philly

We were honored to show U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley our international icons during her recent visit to Independence National Historical Park!
@_thekenster_
#unitednations #rangerspointingatthings #k9ranger

The Franklinia Tree, discovered by John and William Bartram in Georgia, and named after our own Ben Franklin, is in bloom behind Congress Hall. The tree can no longer be found in the wild and all current Franklinia descended from those the Bartrams grew from seeds.
#benfranklin #tree #bloom #urbannature #bartram #botany #natureandthecity #tree_lovers

On this day in 1776, most of the delegates to the Second Continental Congress sign the Declaration of Independence.
#didyouknow #independencehall #otd #onthisday #fyp #findyourpark

Today is the tricentennial of Pennsylvania founder William Penn's death. (Thanks to @jaci_is_the_crafty_fox for the image)
#pennsylvania #williampenn #quotestoliveby #printingpress #pennswoods #otd #onthisday

After we print a Declaration of Independence, it needs to be hung to dry. We print on cotton paper kept damp to ensure the best print. Once dry, we sell them inside the printing workshop.

#printing #findyourpark #nps #benfranklin #oldcity #letterpress

Happy #worldemojiday from the Liberty Bell
#NPS

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Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.” - Edgar Allan Poe

The writings of author Edgar Allan Poe mystified and terrified 19th-century readers with his often dark works. Visit his home in Philadelphia to discover what influenced him as a writer. You may even spot a black cat in the cellar... #findyourpark #nationalparkservice #edgarallanpoenationalhistoricsite #independencenationalpark #pennsylvania #philadelphia #edgarallanpoe #literature #authors #theraven #fridaythe13th

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