Chester Historical Preservation Committee invites you to listen to our annual reading of the Declaration of Independence . On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence inside the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall). Four days later, on July 8, 1776, the citizens of Philadelphia were summoned to the State House Yard by the bells of the city. The 1724 Courthouse bell, which was cast in 1729, rang loudly to gather the Chester residents to hear the Declaration of Independence read on July 8, 1776.


  • Date: 7/8/2024 12:00 PM
  • Location 412 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA 19013, USA (Map)
  • More Info: 1724 Chester Courthouse