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Independence Hall

Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 965 2305
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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #8 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Historic Sites, Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
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Roch NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

To see Independence Hall you must obtain a ticket and take a tour with a park ranger. During spring break tickets were gone by 11am on some days. USe online reservations for tickets if you are really attached to seeing it or have a schedule for sites for the day and cannot be flexible. I enjoyed the presentation by the... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Reserve your tour ahead of time by requesting it thru www.recreation.gov. The tickets are free, You need to go straight to the visitor center and ask for it. We did not want to take a chance, not getting the tickets, reserved it online, picked a date and a time slot, paid $6 processing fee for 4 tickets. they will hold... More

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must see, especially if you have any interest in the foundation of the USA or American history in general.

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Port Washington, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

GET TICKETS IN ADVANCE! Make sure you are there earlier than they tell you to go. Not a long tour but quite interesting.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Visiting my son stationed at Mcguire AFB we decided to to drive up to Philly . What a great decision! I live in Pittsburgh so I don't hear many good things about Philly, but Independence Hall was fabulous! I love history, and this tour was fascinating. Very informative. Our tour ranger was Kathy White. She was knowledgeable and very friendly.... More

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Great experience with history. This is a great opportunity you do not want to miss, especially if you are staying close by.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A chance to be with our forefathers. I think they spend too much time on later issues rather than celebrating the birth of our nation.

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edwards, Ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

He kept grounds, helpful guides and great attention to detail. Be sure to hit this if you're in the area.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A great quick free tour of this historical landmark where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. Just get the free tickets early (from a separate location) because they run out fast (even on the weekday that we were there).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I booked the tour online for 9:00 a.m. The email says that we have to pick the tickets up at least 45 minutes in advance. So, I rush to the visitor center by 8:00 a.m. only to find that it does not open till 8:30. It was not an issue. The tour was excellent. I am not sure whether the... More

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