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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 #7 of 281 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours touring this historic site. The Park Rangers did an amazing job sharing the history of the site and buildings. So proud to be an American.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Well, in essence it's an 18th century statehouse - but one can't help but conceptualize the birth of a nation and the treasonous break with the largest empire of its time - that's impressive in its own right and our ranger did a great job illuminating it - in a way that was even fun for kids. I booked time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Ok, so this was a great experience. We went on a weekend and it was busy, but no worries. We arrived mid morning and there were a ton of people, but were able to get tickets to the 2:45 tour. We saw everything we wanted to and more while waiting on the scheduled time. Great experience, but don't just stop... More

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Buckley
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

In order to visit Independence Hall, you need to get tickets at the Independence Visitor Center. They take a specific number through each guided tour which runs approximately every 20 minutes. It was a bit of a challenge to coordinate around other historic sights we wanted to enjoy the same day. It helped somewhat that I reserved the tickets online... More

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Sevenoaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The tour was just amazing. Steeped in rich American history the tour guide was superb, combining comedy and fact to make the story of how America gained independence, come to life. We were the only Brits on the tour so were obviously the butt of all of the jokes but in a lighthearted enjoyable way. Loved it.

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The area was overcrowded. I expected a living museum of people to reinterpreting the time period within the historical site. It was just okay and my kids wasn't interested.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Take the tour and get some perspective on just how small our beginnings were. For all our problems, we are a great nation. It's important to know our history. This is a good beginning.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

How can you not be impressed with the location where our forefathers determined we need to be our own country? I can't really speak on the tour itself, I wasn't paying attention. Instead I was lost in my own thoughts at the magnitude of where I was standing. The guide must have done a very good job, as he was... More

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Liverpool, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visiting Independence Hall isn't as easy as you might think. You first have to get a ticket from the visitor's center, which will grant you access as a specific time. If they have any tickets left (they didn't by the time we arrived around 1:30 PM on our first day). You'll be told to arrive at the white security tent... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Liked the movie with Ben Franklin that are run for 30 minutes duration. Must do the guided tour which is free but needs to be booked in advance.

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