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Independence Hall

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Description: Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed...
Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
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A must see for the whole family.

This is the pinnacle of the American independance movement. You have to see it, and enjoy how we stated the country's independence fight. A real visitors dream!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Allentown PA
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Allentown PA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is the pinnacle of the American independance movement. You have to see it, and enjoy how we stated the country's independence fight. A real visitors dream!

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough about how much we liked this tour! The time is less than an hour, but it is full of rich history. You have to pick up tickets (they are free) at the visitor's center. They will provide you a time that you can go. Make sure that you arrive at the time provided as you have... More 

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New York
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I visited in February when no tickets are needed right after a visit to the Liberty Bell. Waited about 20 minutes. Inside you see two rooms, one where the original 13 colonies met and another where they formed the government. The factual information is a bit dogdy, e.g.: "This may or may not be the layout of the room" and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Take the short guided tour to more fully understand the origins of the the US as an independent nation.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The quick tour was good, we waited outside in the snow for about 25 minutes to get in. Our bags were searched and we had to pull up our coats and twirl around. The tour guide seemed knowledgeable, but was very hard to understand.

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Boyds, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There was quite a line on a Saturday in February and we had to wait for about 35 minutes to get in. It is only two rooms and the tour guide just pointed out very basic historical facts with nothing of depth. It's free though.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you are an American (no matter what your political are) it's hard to stand in Constitution Hall and not be moved. The restoration is sensitive, and the original artifacts are wonderful to see. Take a quick walk across the path to see the Documents Room. You can see the Founders' edits, as well as their signatures.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Independence Hall is where the signing of the Declaration of Independence was signed. It's a great site to visit and is part of the Independence National Historic Park. Good for all ages. not too much walking once you are there.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed going to Independence Hall and looking around found it interesting as well as Betsy Ross and while we were there I want to see my great great uncle Caesar Rodney and with less sign her up Declaration of Independence to see how much information I could find out about him and which I did... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

So simple, so impressive to think of the history that occured there. The short tour by the National Park Service is worth the wait--nice insights and reminders of what occured there. My only suggestion is to slow down for a minute and think of the people who sat in that very room and what they accomplished.

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