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Independence Hall

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Neighborhood: City Center East
Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Description: Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed...
Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
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Quick fun tour, good host!

Stopped by independence hall on Sunday. They were doing free tours. It was nice seeing some of the original artwork and items from the 1700s. The best part of our tour was our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped by independence hall on Sunday. They were doing free tours. It was nice seeing some of the original artwork and items from the 1700s. The best part of our tour was our guide, he was great with kids and very entertaining. This was a nice thing to see once, was a quick visit, they give you the opportunity to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite Philly tourist attraction, although I confess I’ve only been to the following: Independence Hall Eastern State Pen Franklin Museum Fire Museum Liberty Bell Betsy Ross House Our tour guide (a short, older, bearded gentleman) was great: very informative and certainly not boring. While tourist spots usually aren’t my thing at all, I really enjoyed hearing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I really liked hearing the history of the building. It was neat to hear that our founding fathers sat in this very room to draft the Declaration of Independence. Terms like standing trial, crossing the bar (exam) and such were explained. I would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Our trip to Philadelphia was all about coming here & learning a bit more about American History & to be honest this is the right place to come! It also taught me bits about my own countries history to which I have previously been ignorant about. The whole place is set up in a way that makes it easy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building in a modest sized park; well maintained. Surprisingly small, intimate, befitting the proceedings of 1776. A nice example of urban colonial architecture. Walkable neighborhood. Lots to see and do in the blocks around the Hall Parking nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went in January--- no tickets needed. Tours ran every 30 minutes. Our parks employee gave a great, well-spoken, informational and interesting presentation. We also got to go on the 2nd floor, which they said isn't always open! It was HOT in there, they really have the heat cranked up!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I especially liked the room of full size statues of those who signed the U.S. constitution. The food supplied for our event there was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Another free attraction not to be missed...they move a lot of people through here, and the average tour is about 20 minutes with a group of about 50 people. There are a few steps and little handicapped access...you can always ask a Ranger for assistance, though...really not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This tour is so worth doing and make sure you pay for the guide. He is great and knows so much that I did not realize.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

You can't visit Philadelphia and not see Independence Hall. It's a must for every American and anyone interested in our history. The buildings demonstrate how independence was conceived, debated and ultimately declared. Most of the furniture, artwork and furnishings are authentic, dating back to the colonial era. They had some really attractive paint schemes for the time. You can see... More 

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