Liberty Bell

1976 New Year’s Eve moving on the Liberty Bell from Independence Hall to the newly constructed Liberty Bell pavilion. Photo credit: Independence National Historical Park

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the United States

Independence Historical Trust, along with our partner, Independence National Historical Park, is currently in the process of preparing for our Nation’s 250th Anniversary in 2026.


We have identified some very historic restoration initiatives and have begun planning many exciting programs to commemorate this event.


It is our hope that those connected to Philadelphia and its National Park will help with our efforts to celebrate this very special anniversary.


We at the Trust know that now is the time to start raising those funds so that we can make the Semiquincentennial, spectacular!


As the birthplace of our nation, the spotlight will be on us!

For more information on the 250th celebrations in Philadelphia, see:

PA Semiquincentennial Commission

Federal Semiquincentennial Commission

Press on the 250th Celebrations

Inaugural Meeting of Federal Commission