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Independence Hall

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Address: Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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+1 215-965-2305
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed...

Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.

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90 Minute Historic Walking Tour of Philadelphia in English or German
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So much history

Get your walking shoes on and enjoy. The lines are very long but they let large groups in at a time so the wait is not bad. Security is tight and medal detectors are in use... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get your walking shoes on and enjoy. The lines are very long but they let large groups in at a time so the wait is not bad. Security is tight and medal detectors are in use remember no firearms in national parks even with a LTC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there on a week day in October. There was a cursory security check and we were put into a group. Our guide was loaded with great history and was very conversational. At the end of the normal tour we were invited to go upstairs to a great hall with a nice collection of muskets. We got to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I commend the National Park Service for the excellent work they do. Rangers were available, knowledgeable, and helpful. Displays were well-done and presentations were rich in content.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is very hard to review somewhere like Independence Hall. When you get there and just stand outside the building you are in awe of it all. When you go inside I was at a loss for words knowing the history of what had taken place here. The staff was amazing and very knowledgeable about any questions you had. However,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The information presented in the tour was very interesting and well done. Even our 5th grader and 3rd grader's attention was held. It is a short tour, maybe 15 minutes and you see two rooms in Independence Hall. We went in February and it is first come first serve, no tickets. On a Saturday, the wait was 1 hour. I'm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the most historically significant building in America. If that isn't motivation enough to wait in lines, then does it matter what I say in a review? You really have to go. Appreciate all the foreign tourists waiting to see it with you. The park volunteer who gave us the talk was excellent. Be Forewarned! There are actually TWO lines... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour. I remember as a child, a school trip and bring able to actually touch the bell. Things have changed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Independence Hall in February 2017. Normally you need to get free tickets in advance at the visitor's center. But in January and February you can just go right in. You must pass through security first. Then you must join a thirty-minute guided tour with a park ranger. The highlight is the Assembly Room. In the Assembly Room, both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting full of history All in one place close to other historic places Tours are great just great place to immerse yourself in a beginning a new era of history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This building sums up everything the Revolution was about. Get the free tickets early in the morning and go on a guided tour of both floors of the hall. There is a security screening check point, so finish your coffee before the tour. It is amazing to stand in the very room that the Declaration of Independence and the U.S.... More 

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