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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 #12 of 289 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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Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you don't visit this FREE attraction while in the Philly area, shame on you. . .after all. . .it's the birthplace of our country! The docents were informative and entertaining and it's chilling to stand in the same places Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, and Ben Franklin hung out around the water cooler! YOU MUST get to it!

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Herndon, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We did not have a lot of time to do the entire park so just focused on Liberty Hall/park and the Liberty Bell. The visitors center has two informative films and as usual the Park Rangers do an outstanding job. One ranger in particular was excellent while another just was going through the motions which affects your visit.

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Tennessee
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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Although much is reconstucted and several sites are closed most of the year, it is worthwhile to visit the sites many of us have learned about since elementary school history. Very important to check nps.gov website first to find out open days/times of various buildings. Even then, we discovered that the park shops closed 30 minutes early one day, so... More

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Minnesota Lake, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

So peaceful in a city full of activity. It's hard not to want to find a park bench and reflect on the history of the buildings that surround you.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

They offer food, landmarks, history lessons, parking, AC, restrooms. Very nice facilities & free! The costume men can get a bit annoying, but hey, they're actors. Every place has a gift shop, but this was the best gift shop I've ever been to. Be forewarned, you'll want to buy everything, so take some extra cash. You'll see Independence Hall &... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

An excellent array of park buildings and sites: Independence hall "where it all began," the first official Senate and House of Representative chambers, the Second Bank of the US (get the story on the First and Second Bank!) which houses a portrait gallery of prominent citizens of the early United States, the site of one of Ben Franklin's homes, and... More

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Norris City, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You can't go to Philly and not see the Liberty Bell! Of course it's worth the wait. The line moves fairly fast and there's loss of neat things to read and I recommend watching the video! I never knew the liberty bell went on tour back then!

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Portland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a very interesting place to see so much history around you. Independence Hall, Liberty Bell and more!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our group of 5 visited the Liberty Bell around noon. There was no more than a 20 minute wait to get in. Your bags are inspected, and you must remove most items from your pockets, for the security staff to examine you front and back. The information displayed inside is well presented, and provides information and insight most of us... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a good time. Even though we were in town for a concert we wanted to add a little education to the mix and did some sight seeing. We saw the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Though Independence Hall was a bit boring, we really enjoyed the Liberty Bell.

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