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Independence Hall Museum

16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv, Israel
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Ranked #11 of 118 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: The former home of Meir Dizengoff, Tel Aviv’s first mayor, is also where Israel’s independence was proclaimed.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had our guide Arik Haglili with us and he used the information we gained to scaffold it in with all the information he was sharing during our 10 days in Israel.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Although the site is small, you should make time to see it. For Israeli's this is a very special place. We loved seeing the stories for example how the invitation to the declaration of statehood asked the recipients to keep it a secret, but by the time of the signing the streets were full. This is the type of history... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

make reservations in advance. this is an excellent site. You are welcomed into the actual room where the declaration of independence for Israel was signed by Ben Gurion. The tour leader is excellent and the presentation takes approx. 30 minutes. The tour continues in the next room with a 20-25 min video/ film which rounds out and accents the info... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Although a very small museum, it is well worth a visit to see where it all started. A little overpriced, but we view it as supporting the museum more than admission. Easy to find, English speaking guide, clean bathrooms, friendly staff.

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Rock Island, IL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Good way to start my trip to Israel with an overview of the founding of the nation in 1948. It was moving to be in the room where it started. I was very impressed with the guides. They were so enthusiastic with a wealth of information. It helped build the foundation for the rest of the trip to understand how... More

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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you want to learn how the State of Israel was founded and want the sentimentality of being in the actual room where Ben Gurion declared the State, this is the place to be! The guides were excellent and easy to understand. It's worth going to.

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The tour guide didn't just tell you the history, she recreated the signing of the Independence so brilliantly, we felt we were actually there. I was very moved. Don't miss this!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I visited the Independence Hall Museum with a class trip to Tel Aviv and enjoyed getting a better understanding of the nation's formation and history. Understanding the long journey to independence for the Israeli people gave me greater context for my conversations with locals and a enriched my visit overall.

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La Quinta, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A must for any traveler. Transports the visitor back to Independence Day and a fuller understanding of history at that moment.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

So exciting .............. you can easily imagine being there in 1948 when the State of Israel was so proudly established in that room.

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