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Independence National Historical Park

143 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 965 2305
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Ranked #11 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed visiting Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell here. The visitor's center has some interesting displays and videos.

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Peoria, Arizona
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

History is all over this area. The Continental Congress, Independence Hall, and The Liberty Bell to name a few. There is a walking tour (pick up a map) and you can see some very historical places - 2nd National Bank (now an art gallery), etc. Spend better part of the day walking around taking in the history.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My husband was more excited than I for this tour. However, I really enjoyed myself. We had excellent tour guides. It was quick.......about 45 minutes. I wouldn't recommend bringing small children. Other families did and it was distracting. It would be great for tween and teenagers. The movies in the visitor center are a must.

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Chicago
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482 helpful votes 482 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Independence National Historical Park as it is located very close to the Wyndham Hotel where were staying on a recent trip to Philadelphia. It is so incredible to stand in the same room as the Founding Fathers and to see the actual Declaration of Independence. Independence National Historic Park covers 55 acres and 20 city... More

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Aveiro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Beautifully designed museum explaining the whole process of the first times of United States... united. A must see in Philadelphia, the first capital of these USA.

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New Jersey
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Independence National Historic Park is full of interesting places and things to see. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, The Visitor Center, The Tomb of The Unknown and more. You can easily spend most of the day here and learn more than you realize. A lot of details provided by NPS staff and volunteers. Also a wide variety... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

For its pure historic value, Independence Park is tremendous. There are lots of locations to explore, and most of them are within a several block radius, so get a map, plan your day and make your way to the visitors' center for tickets to Independence Hall. Once these daily tickets are gone, so is your opportunity to enter the main... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The whole area is so well preserved that you feel that it could be just yesterday that the declaration of independence was signed. A fantastic area to walk around see the liberty bell, tour Independence Hall, (sorry you wont be able to recreate your favorite scenes from national treasure) and then do a walking tour of the city

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NYC
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21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You have to visit the bell for its history and what it means to the USA. A great location and well appointed grounds. You will feel like runnning out for a hotdog when you visit this place.

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Kingsland, Texas, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lots to see and do in one central location. Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, museums, etc. So much history. It's impossible not to leave without a greater appreciation for what it took to bring about the birth of this nation. Definitely go to the Visitor's Center first and get your tickets to Independence Hall. You will be assigned a time to... More

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