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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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Ranked #8 of 293 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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Quad Cities USA
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142 reviews 142 reviews
30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Awesome visit! Our guide, Gus, was a walking history book. Had a great sense of humor, too. As great as it was, it could be even better if the Feds would only spring for a few more employees who could staff the upstairs so we could view ALL that the Hall has to offer... An hour well-spent!

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Minneapolis
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

You should absolutely take the tour of Independence hall. It's only 30 minutes long and you do need free tickets. The tour guide does an excellent job transporting you to the birth of our great nation. Do not miss the other buildings in the Independence hall complex; Congress hall and the small building with the Declaration of Independence, Articles of... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Independence hall is a must when visiting Philadelphia. It is so historically important that to miss it would be a disappointment. The biggest cool feature of it for us was the George Washington chair that is original to the room where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Get your tickets ahead of time and the tour goes by pretty quickly,... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I was in Philadelphia so figured, why not. We picked up our tickets (which are free) then headed over to start the tour. The group was large and we had a great tour guide who engaged us as an audience. We toured two rooms and then it was over. The whole tour felt a bit rushed and cramped due to... More

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Standing in the very room where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and signed is nothing short of stirring. The guide was well prepared and articulate and on the way between rooms and at the end fielded my random questions without making me feel like an interruption. It is about a half hour that every American should... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is an organized tour. 3 rooms with a guide talking in each. It was excellent. Our guide was so enthusiastic, she captured our attention fully. You need to get your passes at the visitor center in the AM. They are free, but they go quickly.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

It's Independence Hall. If you're in town, I think you're obligated to visit. No worries. It's free. But you have to pick up your free tickets at the visitor center across the mall. Tour groups are large. Tours are short. You only see two rooms - the courtroom and the signing room. Our tour guide was wretchedly boring. My guess... More

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AUCKLAND
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Standing on the spot where the1776 Declaration of Independence was signed provided a fitting end to our Globus America's Historic East tour. What had been 13 colonies of Britain were now sovereign states on the road to becoming one great nation. Our tour guide was very informative and brought those historic days to life. After the tour we viewed the... More

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Vermont, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I visited out of a sense of historic duty and was quite moved by being in the hall where the Articles of Confederation and Constitution were hammered out and signed. The National Parks Service guide was terrific.

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Brillant dialogue and inroads into making our nation great were hashed out and decided up, resulting in a one of a kind government with signers for 12 colonies (1 was absent).

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