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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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Troon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is the number one attraction. A historical building that you can see at the same time as the Liberty Bell. It is free after, I think, 5pm. Anyway, maybe that is why there was a queue, or maybe it's always busy. Either way we got in line. After the usual rucksack search in the land of the free, we... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Nice city, nice place to visit. Lots history. Good place to show to the young kids. liberty bell is not worth the 45mins line up of waiting.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is well worth seeing although the building is completely restored ...George Washington's Rising Sun chair is authentic. We are early risers so went for tickets that morning for the first tour at 9am. No problem but later in the day the line was long so if you are there later, I would recommend spending the 1.50 to reserve a... More

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Hilliard, OH
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very cool. Had an amazing tour guide. Very informative. Short and sweet. Beautiful facility and upkeep. Great experience.

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Chester, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very informative tour by park personnel. This is a must see, the birthplace of our nation, the brave citizens who forged our country.

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Dunedin, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The artist Peale family used this treasure as a studio and gallery in the early 19th century...probably a saving use vs a stable. There is an aura about the Hall. I could sense purpose and resolve...perhaps from our founding fathers or the preservationists who saved it or the superb park rangers who conduct expert tours.

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Phoenix, AZ
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was such an incredible feeling to be in the same rooms that our founding fathers were in, creating our country. Our tour guide was outstanding: extremely knowledgeable but made it fun. I wish everyone had the chance to visit and feel the pride.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Okay, so you're in Philadelphia, so you basically need to visit Independence Hall. Why? Because the tour is quick: only about 30 minutes, and it's neat to see where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed. Plus, Philadelphia was the capitol of the United States for 10 years, and you like learning about history, the grounds and interior are... More

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I reserved 2 tickets on line late yesterday and simply picked them up at the Visitor Center and walked across the street to Independence Hall and the tour. The tour guide was very good and the rooms visited were small but historical. My young teenage granddaughter actually turned off her phone and paid attention. I think she will remember what... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The building at the heart of the greatest nation in history. Great starting point to explore the history of the US in all its aspects, good and not so in some respects.

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