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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 275 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Phila
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There is usually a long line to get in, especially on weekends. If it's winter (Nov. to April) bring warm, waterproof clothing.

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pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Make sure you listen to the guides ,really listen to what they are saying.its your country and everyone plays a part in making it great.talk to the people in line.find out why they are there.you'd be surprised at why they came.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Regardless of your political affiliation, you are sure to get a thrill when seeing the Liberty Bell. Lucky for me, I first visited before the Edmund Bacon redo of the Independence area and its subsequent growth as a tourist destination. So way back in the 50's or early 60's, the guard let me touch the Bell. I have never forgot... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the most important historical sites in this country. Very moving to see where the Constitution was discussed and signed. I love the little items like Benjamin Franklin's glasses, Thomas Jefferson's chair. The guides do a wonderful job explaining it all.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The history here is important enough to make this a stop. You must get free tickets from the visitors center across from the Liberty Bell. Plan enough time for the security to get in - can be lengthy. I've actually missed out on the tour twice because I didn't allot enough time for security.

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

American history is an amazing thing, and our story is what makes our country so special and so great. This place is exactly what can help you see why and how it all happened. Our founding fathers were extraordinary visionaries who were lucky enough and wise enough to take advantage of their unique opportunity to forge a new course in... More

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Philadelphia, Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been here over the years with my children, and out of town family.They are where always impressed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I know we think Philadelphia for many things but truly this is a very special place. Hundreds of years ago we had Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Hancock and so many other great leaders of our country walk the same ground this area stands upon. You can hear the echo of their footsteps upon the cobblestone... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Anyone visiting Philadelphia needs to visit the Historical District. The U.S.A. Birthplace. Independence Hall, Carpenter's Hall, The Liberty Bell and Betsy Ross's House to name a few. You are strolling the same cobblestone streets as our Founding Fathers. You will not be disappointed!

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Burlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live near and have been to Independence Hall many times, it is well worth the visit and the surrounding area.

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