There is usually a long line to get in, especially on weekends. If it's winter (Nov. to April) bring warm, waterproof clothing.
Make sure you listen to the guides ,really listen to what they are saying.its your country and everyone plays a part in making it great.talk to the people in line.find out why they are there.you'd be surprised at why they came.
Regardless of your political affiliation, you are sure to get a thrill when seeing the Liberty Bell. Lucky for me, I first visited before the Edmund Bacon redo of the Independence area and its subsequent growth as a tourist destination. So way back in the 50's or early 60's, the guard let me touch the Bell. I have never forgot... More
One of the most important historical sites in this country. Very moving to see where the Constitution was discussed and signed. I love the little items like Benjamin Franklin's glasses, Thomas Jefferson's chair. The guides do a wonderful job explaining it all.
The history here is important enough to make this a stop. You must get free tickets from the visitors center across from the Liberty Bell. Plan enough time for the security to get in - can be lengthy. I've actually missed out on the tour twice because I didn't allot enough time for security.
American history is an amazing thing, and our story is what makes our country so special and so great. This place is exactly what can help you see why and how it all happened. Our founding fathers were extraordinary visionaries who were lucky enough and wise enough to take advantage of their unique opportunity to forge a new course in... More
I know we think Philadelphia for many things but truly this is a very special place. Hundreds of years ago we had Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Hancock and so many other great leaders of our country walk the same ground this area stands upon. You can hear the echo of their footsteps upon the cobblestone... More
Anyone visiting Philadelphia needs to visit the Historical District. The U.S.A. Birthplace. Independence Hall, Carpenter's Hall, The Liberty Bell and Betsy Ross's House to name a few. You are strolling the same cobblestone streets as our Founding Fathers. You will not be disappointed!
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