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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 #8 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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TelAviv
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Independence Hall is one of the main attractions in Philly. I know that there are free tours into the room where they signed the declaration of Independence. There is also a huge yard at the back to rest and run around in.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Good timed visits to Independence Hall. Park Rangers do good job with giving information. Should have spent some time in Guest Center will do next time.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We obtained advanced tickets for Independence Hall as we read that in summer the tours fill-up quickly. Cost for 2 is $3 and they must be picked up at the Visitor Center 45 minutes prior to the tour. The tour itself consists of the 2 chambers that were used in the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.... More

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Portland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is the historic #1 place to go to celebrate the founding of our nation - This building and its of off-buildings have: the room where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were created, the place where early presidential and vice-presidential oaths were taken, the earliest places where both the House and Senate conducted business, originals of the Declaration of... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a must see on everyone's bucket list. Free tours and very helpful guides. Wonderful to see where our founding fathers worked to give us the freedoms and rights in a new county. Bring the kids, the grandparents, new immigrants, everyone must come for a visit!

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UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Between 9-5pm, the only way you can see inside the hall is with a 45min guided "tour". This is just a member of staff talking at you in the 2 rooms. Complete waste of time

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The tours are free but they should limit the amount of people in one single group Tour guide is passionate

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went at the end of the day (because you can not walk around on your own, your time is limited). We had the last tour and the wait was negligible. The ranger was interesting even if I was stunned to hear that Spain helped as much if not more than France in the American Revolution. Considering that France gave... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great tour with a wonderful guide! A must see. Rich in History and good for all ages. Was not to long and the kids enjoyed it.

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Wash. St.
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We toured the courtroom and assembly room. Had a great docent who really made history come alive. This tour is free so take advantage of it. You get timed tickets at the visitor center across the street.

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