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Independence Hall Museum

Address: 16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone Number: 97235173942
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Ranked #11 of 103 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The former home of Meir Dizengoff, Tel Aviv’s first mayor, is also where Israel’s independence was...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: The former home of Meir Dizengoff, Tel Aviv’s first mayor, is also where Israel’s independence was proclaimed.

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Kambah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were given a very detailed tour by a young passionate man and leant a lot about the event of the declaration of Israel as a Jewish state. Also the history about the house it self and how it became a museum

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Video was simple but good. Quiet place and easy to get a sense of the history and Declaration of Independence. Good for smaller group.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Film we saw at the start of the visit was outstanding. Tour guide was friendly and willing to answer questions. Greatly enjoyed the opportunity to see and feel history up close. Really did help capture all we had enjoyed in Israel on our visit. This is a must-see for anyone who truly cares for Israeli history. So glad we did... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It is a great first stop when in Tel Aviv. You get to know the main story line behind the state of Israel and see old pictures of Tel Aviv. You learn about David Ben Gurion. See history as it was in May of 1948. Adults and kids all enjoyed it.

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Rancho Cordova, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Treated to the story of the founding of the State of Israel. The guide who spoke in the hall was fantastic and we were made to feel like we were there when the vote took place. The singing Of Israel's Hatikva at the end was very moving.

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Woodbury, New York
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71 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We came here towards the end of our 2 week trip. I'm not sure when the best time to take this tour is - at the beginning of one's trip or the end. However, for us, this just was the perfect way to summarize what we had learned during our entire trip. The staff member who spoke was just wonderful.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is actually a re-creation of the room in which the State of Israel was declared on 14 May 1948, because it was only assembled in 1978, though in the original building. It is nevertheless extremely moving. The original furnishings were only borrowed for a couple of hours, the actual ceremony itself lasted only 34 minutes! People had to rush... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Ten minute movie on all the major players in the establishment of the Jewish country, well worth seeing

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Stockholm
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225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is the house where the State of Israel was proclaimed. I thing this is a must to see in every country, to know their history.There is a very interesting 15-minute film in English giving the history. This film is a MUST to get anything out of the visit to this house. The main room itself is astonishing small. This... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Independence hall is a "must" to learn about the " beginning" of Israel as a Jewish state. Listening to the recording of Ben Gurian brings you back in time to 1947.

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