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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 288 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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Weston, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went at the end of the day (because you can not walk around on your own, your time is limited). We had the last tour and the wait was negligible. The ranger was interesting even if I was stunned to hear that Spain helped as much if not more than France in the American Revolution. Considering that France gave... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great tour with a wonderful guide! A must see. Rich in History and good for all ages. Was not to long and the kids enjoyed it.

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Wash. St.
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9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We toured the courtroom and assembly room. Had a great docent who really made history come alive. This tour is free so take advantage of it. You get timed tickets at the visitor center across the street.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you want a great free lesson in early American history then this is the place to start. Very knowledgeable rangers give a very thorough tour of Independence Hall. My family really enjoyed it and learnt a lot from the experience. Enjoy

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Argyle, Texas
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30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

First, be quick - you need free tickets in order to tour Independence Hall, and they "sell" out quickly. If you're unable to secure a ticket, there are a couple of options - first, join a "back-up" queue, and second, realize that during summer months there is often a first-come, first-served tour held after 5pm by volunteers. It's not well... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Arrive early - opens at 8:30 a.m. to get free timed tickets. These tickets are separate from seeing the Liberty Bell. Get your Independence Hall tickets first and then determine when to see the Liberty Bell - you have to see both. We came back the next day at opening time to see the Libery Bell because the line was... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I wish I had visited here many years ago to have a better appreciation of what our forefathers accomplished after traveling long distances to come together for a common purpose. A must see. Bring your children who are old enough to gain an appreciation of American History.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A good place to visit whilst in Philadelphia, with lots of other historical things to do nearby - Liberty Bell Centre etc

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Admission requires a timed ticket from the Visitor Center. Going thru security is quick but the wait to enter could be long. There are other things to see in the complex while you wait. Guides are informative. Grounds are clean and pleasant. Plan for 2 - 3 hours. Not recommended for children under 6 years.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You must have a ticket to enter Independence Hall and only a certain number of tickets are given out each day. The tickets are for a timed entry of Independence Hall. These are given out for free on a first come, first served basis at the Independence Hall Visitor Center. You can arrive early, get in line and wait for... More

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