Ongoing Projects

In The Park

The Friends of Independence National Historical Park rely on the generosity of our supporters and our members to help us with our mission of supporting Independence National Historical Park (INHP).  All gifts are 100% tax-deductible.  Through your support, we can continue to preserve our buildings and landscape, restore artifacts to the permanent home here at Independence, and help educate the millions of visitors who come to our park each year.


If you would like to help us, please visit our Supporting INHP tab for current projects in need of support or read below to see projects that need ongoing support.


Park Horticultural – This fund supports landscaping maintenance here at INHP.  From Independence Square to the Magnolia Garden, from Independence Mall to the Germantown White House, our park covers many beautiful, urban green spaces that need to be tended to and maintained.


Washington Square – This fund was set up when Washington Square was adopted by INHP.  It is used for the maintenance and care of the landscape in Washington Square as well as the preservation of its historical nature as the final resting place for the soldiers of the Revolutionary War.


Twilight Tour Guides – This fund supports the free tours that are led by the volunteer guides during the summer months.  Each guide is trained to discuss the history of our park as well as to create a theme tour that is both informative as well as educational. This is an important part of the educational component here at Independence as it allows visitors who arrive late to the park to learn about our great national park even after the park buildings are closed.


Operational – Funding our operations helps us to continue what we do best… support the Best Park in History!  We do not currently rely on any grants to help us with the day-to-day expenses and would very much appreciate any help you can give to us as we strive to support the park and our members in the best way possible.


Even donations of in-kind office equipment and services can make all the difference.  If you would like to donate or discuss this, please contact our Friends’ office at 215-861-4971.