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Liberty Bell Center

6th Street, Between Market and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 965 2305
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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #33 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: The Liberty Bell originally hung in the tower of Independence Hall across the street.  It continued to be used after the initial cracking when the... more »
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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146 reviews 146 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The liberty bell is housed in a beautiful new center that begins with a museum and ends with the bell. Take time to visit the exhibits and read. I learned many new things about the bell and that some of my previous knowledge was completely wrong! Well worth the visit. Get there early as the line grows and grows.

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Easton
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The last time I saw the Liberty Bell was easily 25 years ago in grade school and I remember it being outside. It has since been moved inside with a really cool exhibit of its history. To enter the building is free and is self-guided. Worth going inside and seeing history!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A good history refresher and a patriotic renewal. I had seen the Liberty Bell before its current home - now you can walk around it and view it from all sides.

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Melbourne, Australia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
59 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a historical site and free. Must see for visitors to the city. Educational and of great significance to the American people. The line was long even at 9 am, but it did not take all that long to walk through the centre.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We didn't have to wait very long in line on a Monday afternoon, and the a/c was very welcome. We were given the advice to look at everything. And we did. So much to read and look at. Our nations history is hanging out... right there! Once we reached the bell it took a little while to get a clear... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There are two parts to the bell experience - Independence Hall which requires a ticket, and the Liberty Bell Experience which does not. The visit to Independence Hall is the best bit. The history and the way that the Park Rangers explain it (great job Jay) is excellent. Pre-book your ticket on line but make sure you go the Visitor... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had a great day in Philadelphia visiting Freedom Hall and the Liberty Bell. We were there on an unseasonably hot....no SCORCHING day. You wouldn't think the northeast would get quite that hot in Summer, and I am from Alabama, where "it's not just the heat but the humidity." Seriously, opening a door to go outside that day was like opening... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I agree with oh her reviewers - go early or the lines will be crazy. We arrived early for our tour of Independence Hall and had time to visit the bell first. We only waited about 15 minutes. If you have time there is an excellent exhibit on the history of the bell. The bell itself is just a bell... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I got there at 10 am and there were no lines but by noon the line wrapped down the side of the building. The reason for the long lines is "fake" security. Rent-a-cops inspect bags (glance inside them) and then believe it or not they have you twirl around. No metal detectors or any real security measures. It is absurd... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We took the first tour of the day at Independence Hall and then went through the Congress Hall tour. After that, we immediately got in line to view the Liberty Bell. The line was pretty short, approx. a 15 minute wait, before we reached security. When you get into the Center, there isn't a line anymore; you can walk up... More

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