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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 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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Leominster, Massachusetts
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146 reviews 146 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

It may only be two rooms but one could argue they are two of the most famous and important rooms in the founding of America. The tour is free, but you need to get tickets for a specific tour time at the Visitor Center. Our guide was rather droll but very informed and interesting. I would recommend a tour as... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was the 4th of July and my traveling companion and I were in the 4th of July spirit and wanted to see Independence Hall. The admission was free because it was a federal holiday so we enjoyed the visit even more. The visit was wonderful because we learned so much. The park rangers knew their information and the inside... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A bit long winded, lecture and view of two rooms only . Over rated Too long, not worth the wait. Skip this place. For adults and teens not little kids . Good lesson in government system .

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a must to and if you don't know much about US history then this is the place to learn. The Docents are informative and very knowledgeable. Don't be afraid to ask questions they will know the answer.

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Cedar Park, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went early in the day on a Saturday in September and got in right away. You have to go to the visitor center first to get tickets, then go through a security check (they were less than pleasant) at the red tent on the left of the building, then have a tour by a park ranger. The ranger was... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Really interesting to visit a place where so much history occurred. As a New Zealander it was fascinating to learn more about American history. The gardens were also beautiful.

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Medford, OR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Need to go to the NP visitors center first to get free tickets. Reservations available. September is a sweet spot month past summer crowds and before school field trips.

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Ft. Collins, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

How often can you take a 30 minute tour and learn so much! Our tour guide was part historian and part actor, She was wonderful! It sounds corny but it was a thrill to see the actual Liberty Bell. The restoration work in Independence Hall is amazing. It was like going back in time!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You have read about it and heard about it, now experience it! If you love history, or even if you don't, this place will satisfy your curiosity.

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Argyle, New York, Usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A real history lesson for young and old was well guided and free if pick up tickets at visitors center. Well worth a visit.

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