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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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Ottawa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I realize it is a significant historical site but seriously line up for two hours - not worth it. Site is nice, parking was great and fair prices. It it bothers you to see them watch out for street people they are everywhere in that area and sometimes aggressive but you can enjoy your day, they are harmless and no... More

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Argyle, Texas
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30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Independence Historical Park contains the beginnings of US History, including the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Independence Hall, the location of the first US Supreme Court, and the location of the first Presidential residence. There is plenty of room for everyone to see everything, although lines to visit every place can be long. For those from Texas, there is a feel... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Want to feel patriotic? Want to renew your nation's history and how it was shaped? This is the place - the Liberty Bell, Constitutional and Independence Hall are all there and are free. Some of the exhibits, especially the symbolism of the Bell, prompt tears and goose bumps. Don't miss this!

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Dallas, Texas
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70 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You really can't beat this area. Such a well preserved piece of American history. Lots to see in a very little space. First off, the cobblestone streets, carriage rides, and green lawns take you back mentally to ages past. Very charming. There is an excellent visitor's center with all kinds of information, snackage, and video presentations. You'll want to start... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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292 attraction reviews
505 helpful votes 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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