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!

PA Semiquincentennial Commission

PA Semiquincentennial Commission

Pennsylvania has created the PA Semiquincentennial Commission to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the United States of America. Pat Burns has been appointed Chairman of the commission and Cassandra Coleman is a Special Advisor to the commission. To stay updated on the work of the commission, follow them on social media.


Image courtesy of America250PA

PA Semiquincentennial Social

For more Information on the Semiquincentennial, click below:


Governor Wolf appoints Pat Burns as Chair to the PA Semiquincentennial Commission

Pennsylvania Commission For The United States Semiquincentennial Act – Enactment