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Independence Hall

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Address: Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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My wife and I had last been here five or six years ago and took visiting cousins from Switzerland. The tours are very efficiently handled, considering the springtime crowds. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had last been here five or six years ago and took visiting cousins from Switzerland. The tours are very efficiently handled, considering the springtime crowds. Our park ranger knew his materials and took efforts to answer any questions that might arise

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oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It is truly amazing to stand in the place where so much of our history was made. The ranger that took us through gave us the history of the building in an entertaining way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience and pretty cool out wad at a level that my daughter could understand. The Ranger who did the tour was amazing and was very knowledgeable and kept everything in perspective. Pictures were allowed and I was pleasantly surprised by that. The tour did seem a bit short and rushed but understandably so. The tour is free and cannot... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

If you got to the visitor center, at lest when we went in April, you can get the tickets for free. They are scheduled so if you get there too late you may have to wait till the afternoon. If you don't see anything else historical when you visit I suggest going here! The tour is great and can see... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a tour. Got tickets and had about a 45 min break till our turn. Arrived about 10 prior to the tour to get through security and get in line. One in line waited about 5 min for the tour to begin. The tour was informative and fun. Being in the rooms that held so much history... More 

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Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Visiting this historic icon is a must see.....our only issue are the uniformed security staff ( not associated with Indep hall but contractors) who have no personality at all! We witnessed a group of tourists crossing the street and were verbally assaulted by these idiots who carry guns. They started yelling and screaming at them instead of politely informing them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Free tickets, fabulous guides, wonderful history - what else can you ask for? Our guide was really marvelous, and she had a terrific supporting cast; there was a parochial school elementary class visiting at the same time we did, and when the guide started with "we the people" the students continued the recitation. It was totally unplanned by the teacher,... More 

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

How can this be rated anything else? The tour guides are consistently top-notch, the grounds are beautiful, and so much important history happened here. And it is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Wanted to show my son some history. Got tickets online for $1.50 a piece, so I was sure I could get the time I wanted. They are REQUIRED. Nice 20 minute tour with a guide. Well preserved and inspirational. The Libery Bell was right next door and did not require tickets. Waited about 20 minutes to get in, but well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed an enthusiastic presentation about the role of Independence Hall in the making of our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. the tour is free, but most obtain tickets in advance. Most days they are out of tickets by 10am so its best to arrive early.The Liberty Bell is right across the street.

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