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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
Fee: No
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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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US$140.00*
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Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

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Get there early!

The experience is very nice with a lot of history and information. Problem is that if you don't get there before 2:00PM you probably won't get a tour. The tours book early so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2016
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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The experience is very nice with a lot of history and information. Problem is that if you don't get there before 2:00PM you probably won't get a tour. The tours book early so you have to get there early enough to reserve a slot for a tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The Liberty Bell is a must see if you visit Philly. The displays are very informative and really illuminate the role of the Liberty Bell throughout our history. There is no restroom in the actual Liberty Bell display and the entry line was long, so plan to visit the Information Center ahead of time if restroom use is a priority!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Not much to say. If you are in Philly, you must stop here. This is one of the most important landmarks in US history. If you don't have much time at least take a walk in the park and see the buildings from outside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We weren't able to get tickets ahead of time, but thankfully they offer express tours between 5pm - 7pm during the summer that don't require tickets. As the name implies, it is an abbreviated version, but included the highlights. So cool to see the room where our country's ideals took shape.

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Canton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit if you enjoy American History and want to know more about the events surrounding the formation of our great country.

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Thank Esther H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

It was a great visit. Our children are on the verge of being interested in reading the whys of history so we kinda of went through sites quickly. For them it was more of looking at the sites and objects. Get there early to get a ticket if you did not make reservations.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

YOu have to go through a security line, which didn't take long. The building is surrounded by information and the history of the bell. Very cool to see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I went to Philly the first time and wanted to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. There was a line in each visit but the line went very quickly. There were free films and guided tours. After watching the film, it was much easier to understand the history. The site is very family friendly. Young children must go visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is an iconic site that is well worth the visit. We were lucky to find parking on the street and to be able to see the bell fairly quickly despite large crowds. It helped that we were there on a weekday at lunch time and that we were only a couple versus a group of school children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Get up early, grab a ticket and go see this incredible part of American history. The rangers are well informed and will give you a detailed history of that monumental part of the past.

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