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Independence Hall

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Address: Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Birthplace of the United States

Our tour guide did a great job of explaining the events surrounding the founding of the United States. He was also able to answer our questions. This is a short tour, which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide did a great job of explaining the events surrounding the founding of the United States. He was also able to answer our questions. This is a short tour, which was helpful for our young kids, who really weren't too interested. 😉 It was exciting though to be standing in a room with so much history. Go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

one of the highlights of the city; You need tickets (free) and can get them at the visitor center. Go early to get them because they are limited (also available to reserve on line but here's a small service charge). The rangers are wonderful guides and do an excellent job of presenting this time in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth it as it's free and you barely have to queue as you collect timed tickets from the Visitor Centre. All the guides were very friendly and knowledgeable, and it was a very interesting and historic place to visit. Definitely try to catch the timed talks in the West Wing, they're every 20 minutes and include just as much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Beautifully done with educational interactive exhibits, live performances and very educational hands on experiences. Even history buffs will learn many factoids. One of the original Bill of Rights is on display in the George H.W. Bush Gallery. Also the seeing of the Liberty Bell by young students is inspiring and awakens our patriotic juices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the Independence Hall tour. I think your experience depends upon the tour guide you get. We had a super knowledgeable Ranger for our guide. He had a lot of information which he presented in a historical way but also included some things that made us all laugh and he was loud enough so everyone could hear him. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

To get a free ticket to this attraction, visit the Independence Visitor's Center. We arrived early. The Park Ranger led the tour and gave some terrific historical information. You get a general briefing in the first room, then see the court room, then the "most important room" -- where Declaration of Independence and Constitution were discussed. From there you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The tour of Independence Hall was very informative and they definitely have a system worked out to keep it all organized. There are tours every 30 minutes, and the tickets can be received (usually free of charge unless you reserve in advance online) at the Visitors Center a few blocks away. When my friend and I went, we received a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Love how this is free, and the guides give wonderful, short historical summaries! Great to visit and learn. Would be nice if the liberty bell center wasn't a free for all for photographs with a mob around it- would love to see an organized line.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I wanted to visit the Liberty Bell while we were in Philly. Last time I was there when I was a kid, they still let you touch it. Very informative and the security guard was very friendly. She said people still try to go and touch it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate enough to spend the 4th of July weekend in America's birthplace and I made it a point to come to Independence Hall. Tickets for the tour are free and you can get them the same day or for $1.50 per ticket, you can pre-register for a certain time. I recommend pre-registering. In either case, you have to... More 

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Additional Information about Independence Hall

Address: Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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