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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 #32 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Unless you really want to be close to the bell, a better (meaning cheaper and quicker) way to experience it is to see the bell through the glass window outside the building. You can even read about it's history and listen in different languages when the building is closed.

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Portland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The bell is not in the top of the steeple of Independence Hall and has not been there for years. It actually received the name "Liberty" Bell by the slavery abolitionists long after the American revolution. The displays leading up to the actual bell show why, even today, liberty is still not universal in this country, even for Americans. Excellent... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Another bucket list item. Guides were very helpful and polite. Only thing I would add would be a short movie presentation to explain about it. Very hard to keep children interested when you have to read everything to them.

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UK
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201 reviews 201 reviews
33 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

I stood in a long line, which was caused entirely by "security" staff doing their job in a haphazard way. The centre has tried to make a story board leading up to the bell, but it is quite poorly laid out

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Weston, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

You have to see it but the line is long, long long and it takes only a few minutes. I would recommend going at the end of the day or when it is low season. The Bell is an icon that you HAVE to see but I found the setting a little bit of a let down. The Lego Liberty... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A truly moving experience to see the famous landmark with it's crack. The hall where it is displayed is well documented with historical notes regarding it's casting and travels. A must see for all ages.

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20 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The lines a little long to get in, but it did move quick enough. Glad we went in the summer and not in the cold. The best part is it's FREE! Seeing the bell is very historic and there's lots of displays with history on it. After taking pictures with the bell the tour was over pretty quickly. I was... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Now in an enclosed structure, visit the Liberty Bell for patriotic reasons. The line is very long during peak season. Pics allowed at the Bell - but in an unorganized method. Time spent at the Bell - about 10 minutes - time in line was about 45 minutes. Additional timeline reading exhibits also within the structure. Not recommended for children... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The lines are huge but if you find a time to walk through when it is not too crowded it is worth seeing. There are interesting exhibits along the way to keep you interested.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was really nice to see a piece of history and how the Libery Bell represented people from numerous decades. Then after reading and seeing pictures it was nice to see the finale the Liberty Bell.

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