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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 #13 of 285 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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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Yes the line is long. Once you get to the front of the line you understand why. Security and stupid people. Security would rather give you hand gestures then talk to you. They gesture you to turn around in a circle horizontally, which is why people who don't speak English do not understand. They point to someone sitting at a... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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240 reviews 240 reviews
131 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. Stop at the Visitor's Center and familiarize yourself with the many options. We enjoyed Ben Franklin's printing press business; listening to the stories at various spots; seeing the Liberty Bell; completing the junior ranger badges and getting history cards, and taking a twilight guided tour.

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Thursday in the early afternoon and there were no tickets remaining for Independence Hall and the line for the Liberty Bell was long. We did however enjoy the historical video.

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Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we didn't get the opportunity to see the Liberty Bell because the line was incredibly long.

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Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It was better than I thought, the rangers were excellent guides, very friendly and readily asked my sons' questions about Independence Hall, the Declaration of Independence, etc

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Stanwood
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Free (tickets needed and safety search required) park rangers walk you through while narrating events. They are so knowledgeable, they can answer any questions you can come up with!

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Hilliard, OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The city has done a great job to highlight the historic features while allowing for room for celebrations and exploration. Signage is decent. Worth the individual tours. Take the time to read the placards.

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Portland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After reading about all the history... It was really wonderful to visit the sites where such important events occurred. Read the online info about planning your visit, something's can be reserved in advance.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Park Service deserves a lot of credit for the development of this complex. It helps the modern visitor interpret our colonial origins.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am a history buff and I find this all amazing, but even my math teacher husband loved it. He waited on the line for the Liberty Bell about 10 minutes before it opened. I ran over to the Visitor Center and got timed entry tickets to Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell was fun to see and learn about. We... More

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