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Independence Hall

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Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Centre East
+1 215-965-2305
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Freedom started there within this hall, not much to do, but about how special is this place and how it is related to US history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mina S
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most important historical building for Americans, where the formation of their country was started.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 5 days ago

The number 1 thing to see when you visit Philadelphia is the Liberty Bell.You will learn why the crack you see on tv is not the real crack.You will have to get up close to see it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank G3760GOrichardm
Reviewed 5 days ago

Anyone who has even a fleeting interest in this country's history would enjoy a visit to Independence Hall. I wouldn't visit in summer. Lines too long. We went in early November and waited just a bit. Wonderful architecture and interesting guide added to the already...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe W
Reviewed 6 days ago

In the summer when it's hot (although the room is air-conditioned) one can get a sense of the work and challenges faced by the founders of the country. The tour is free. The guards are very knowledgeable. They are actually park rangers. Don't miss this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank citylove44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Independence Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in this city, and a must see for all tourists. Walking around the old city was a really cool experience. Unfortunately, we were visiting during the government shutdown, so none of the NPS sites were open....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see on my first trip to Philly but the lines to get in were long. Once actually in it’s a fairly quick walk to see the actual bell.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank philyk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to visit this site in Philadelphia. Although we could not get in this time, we have been in years past, and enjoyed every minute of it. We hope on our next visit, it will be open and we will be able to re-visit this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank foodie412
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t get to go inside the building due to the gov’t shutdown. Several of the volunteers were still around and offering their historical presentations. Only could get a side picture of the bell.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lisarR482TZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great free outing minutes from downtown (walk) good place for pictures. Line to see the crack on the side of the bell good view from the front my son (green coat) hand under the bell. Independence hall the bell still works on the hour.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sheyla C
October 6, 2018|
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Response from Mario S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest during the morning of working days, starting from November. Less crowded.
July 3, 2018|
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Response from hydeNYC |
Thanks, it's right in the city but if you see the map on the side, it shows Coatesville, PA if you browse the "browse nearby" when you are visiting Coatesville or the area. If you filter by attraction, it shows Liberty Bell... More
May 14, 2018|
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Response from JJUk2011 | Reviewed this property |
We couldn't get tickets for the tour either but we were still able to go round some of the premises and museum freely, this was late afternoon but i cannot recall the exact time - good luck