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Independence National Historical Park
Ranked #13 of 427 things to do in Philadelphia
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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 August 16, 2018

We got our pre-requesite photo standing in front of the Liberty Bell but couldn't get it without others in the background. Oh well. The granddaughters (( & 10) were not impressed. They didn't want to read the info or listen to tour guides. One day they will look back on this and say,"we saw the Liberty Bell, The Constitution, Independence Hall, etc". They just put up with it for my sake!

Thank Taji B
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

The line may look long as it snakes out the door, down the sidewalk and around the street, but it does move at a reasonable pace.

Main hallway has historical displays on the Bell, how and where and various celebration momentoes. How it symbolized liberty for people around the world is well documented with print, displays and audio / video. Explanation of the inscription, history and the crack are very interesting.

The short term special exhibit was out of place and seemed to serve someone's political agenda. I kind of felt that way about the special emphases exhibits on the outside too. In highlighting the sins of our founders, they detract from what we are there to venerate; Liberty.

Go see it, take your family, read the history on the park website. Participate in a guided tour.

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

The liberty bell is a symbol of freedom, the line moves quick and definitely a must see if it's your first time in Philly.

Thank Cat V
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

It is almost like entering a church, the reverence shown for this icon of American History. Of coursethe line will be long, the admission is free, and then be amazed at the many languages spoken by visitors to this artifact. The bell does not simply symbolize the American Dream, it stands for all as a beacon for what many want and few can attain. Not to be missed. Cheers.

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

If you live in America you have to visit this. Its amazing to learn hwo far we have come in such a short time.

Thank EdW1153
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