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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 289 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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Glenville PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It was very crowded the day we were there and it poured. We didn't like that we had to keep going in and out of the building. It was a very informative tour.

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Katy, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

How can you come to Philadelphia and not plan a trip to Independence Hall?! It's an amazing place. The hall itself is beautiful, with its mid-century architecture. Go early in the day if you want to avoid long lines. It's an incredible place and a must-visit if you find yourself in Philly!

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Vero Beach, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Beautifully located in old Philadelphia, this historical monument to our founding will fill you with pride in the accomplishment of a group of men who valued freedom and who were wise enough to write a Constitution that has lasted over two centuries. A must see for any citizen.

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Marion,MA,USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is just part of our history! The guides were informative and helpful. They probably an were asked the same question 100 times but they made you feel special.

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Great place...give plenty of time to get thru security....a must see if in the Philadelphia area. Get passes early...either on website or early the morning of the day you want to see the Hall...lots of tour groups...

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Eugene, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Great staff! Interesting security on the site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September is a great time to go . .

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This place has amazing unexpected midcentury architecture, the way the columns represent bamboo, the openness, the window mechanisms are brilliant, no wonder the architect won so many accolades!

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You can't really go to Philly without taking this tour. It's a rather significant site for the USA and you shouldn't pass up the opportunity. The staff do a good job but it's a little disorganised and there can be a lot of waiting around to get started on the tour. Factually they tell you what you need to know... More

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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I loved seeing Independence Hall again. I had visited when I was in high school and remember being impressed, but it was great to go again. The Park Ranger was extremely well informed and highlighted the buildings role in American Independence and the forming our government. People of all ages seemed to enjoy the tour. It lasts about 30 minutes,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It is advertised that Philadelphia is the home of the most historic square mile in America. True or false, I can not tell you BUT the one spot to visit for those interested in American History is the birthplace of the United States of America, Independence Hall. Independence Hall is the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park It is known... More

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