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Independence National Historical Park
Ranked #13 of 482 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall.
Reviewed April 28, 2012

For very little money, you can have a great day learning about our country.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Short line, well organized. We could stand pretty close to the bell.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

The buildings are spread out on a large well designed green area which is reminiscent of the mall in Washington DC. Even with the huge number of visitors during the Easter break we did not feel immersed in a crowd. Independence Hall is on one end and dominates the view. The Liberty Bell is housed in a separate pavilion from the visitor center and is well worth a look.

We visited the Liberty Bell pavilion and waited for about 5 minutes to pass through security. Our nine year old niece was overheard talking to our nine year old daughter. "Can you believe all this boring stuff was built for a bell that's BROKEN?" For adults and teens however, the displays in the pavilion were thoughtful and enhanced the experience.

I wrote a separate review on Independence Hall. We enjoyed the visit, but there are just too many people in each tour and we felt rushed. We had trouble hearing the ranger and the small ones in our group were bored. If you go, try to keep near the front of your tour group so you can hear the ranger and actually see the rooms instead of the backs of the heads of the persons in front of you.

Thank copperdragon66
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Very Patriotic and worth the stop with the family. Very Patriotic and worth the stop with the family

Thank Hooville
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

NP Guides are terrific, exhibits are well done and the NP Guides go out of their way to ensure that when there is a "sold out" ticket situation if there is space people who don't have tickets can get in on a stand by basis. There's no charge for tickets it is just for crowd management. Nice job with our tax dollars! Money well-spent. So interesting to see all the non-US visitors who are so interested in our story of Independence.

Thank LizB86
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