During the blistering summer of 1776, 56 courageous men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England. Eleven years later, representatives from 12 states gathered to shape the U.S. Constitution, finally creating one unified nation. The guided tour of Independence Hall, led by National Park rangers, begins in the courtroom where lawyers from opposing sides shared tables and law books. George Washington’s “rising sun” chair dominates the Assembly Room which is arranged as it was during the Constitutional Convention. In the adjacent West Wing, the original inkstand used to sign the Declaration and an original draft of the Constitution are displayed. Home to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell this park also includes structures and sites in central Philadelphia asociated with the American Revolution and the founding and growth of the United States- Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the First and Second Banks of the U.S., Franklin Court, and others.