Independence National Historical Park

Free Field Trips to Independence National Historical Park

Posted on March 13, 2017

Independence National Historical Park has received a grant to fund free field trips for fourth grade classes from schools in the School District of Philadelphia and Camden City School District. We will pay for a free field trip including bus transportation to Independence National Historical Park. All schools selected will receive a free hands-on interactive education program focusing upon 18th century life and a tour of Independence Hall. There are several requirements for teachers who are selected for this program, so please read all the details below.

Tour Dates and Times:

The Independence and Liberty program will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through May 17, 2017. The bus will pick your group up at your school at 9:00 and return you by 2:30.

Each program is limited to 32 students. However, you can register for more than one program. We offer two programs each day.

As of today, these dates are available:

April 4
April 5
April 6
April 11
April 12 (1 program only)
April 13 (1 program only)
April 19
April 20
April 25
April 26
May 2
May 3
May 11 (1 program only)
May 17
Teacher Workshop:

To help teachers make the most of the field trip, all teachers receiving a free field trip are required to attend a teacher workshop prior to the field trip. The teacher workshops are scheduled for these dates:

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 1:15 – 4:15
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 – 12:30
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:15 – 4:15

Photographic Permission:

Five to ten schools will be selected to be photographed while touring the park. All teachers must agree to get photograph release forms signed by their students if they are selected for this publicity.

To Register:

To register for this free field trip please provide the following information:

Preferred program date:
Second choice for program date:
Date teacher leading this field trip will attend a teacher workshop:
Name of teacher leading this field trip:
Email of teacher leading field trip:
School’s Phone number:
Cell phone of teacher leading field trip:
School Name:
School’s Address:
Students’ grade level (must be 4th grade):
Number of students (no more than 32):
Number of adults (an estimate is fine):

Reservations are now being accepted.  For more information, email jeffrey_collins@nps.gov.


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