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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 #9 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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141 reviews 141 reviews
62 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I only had about 45 minutes to experience this National Park, but in that time, I was able to see the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross' House and Independence Hall. I certainly would have appreciated more time, but even in that short time I could appreciate the historic significance of the area. Perhaps most impressive, I did not find the area... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Independence National Park is a great place for visitors to start their tour of Philadelphia. The visitor's center gives plenty of information on the surrounding sites; the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Constitution Center are all right there. Nearby is Franklin Court, Betsy Ross's House, the US Mint and tons of other things to see and do in "Old... More

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128 reviews 128 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great place to start your history tour of Philly!! Independence hall, the liberty bell and the vistitor center are all within the immediate area. A few blocks away from the Ben Franklin museum and Betsy Ross' house.

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Walnut Creek, CA
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22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Hadn't visited Philadelphia for 30 years until recently. The Nat'l Park Service has done a nice update on their visitor centers, historical spots, and museums. The Liberty Bell has its own building with a thoughtful presentation on its significance as a national symbol of liberty for all.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Independence National Historical Park - it was a beautiful day when we were there - we saw the statue of liberty from the outside, rather than waiting in line but we were satisfied. We also did not go into Independence Hall, but it was still nice to visit. The gift shop in the Independence Hall was great... More

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Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had fun getting a taste of our country's history and beginnings. We live out west so we don't get this opportunity very often and were happy we took the time to visit.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

very well organized location, and the hall tour is done very professionally and well. Its very interesting that the entire place is managed by the national park rangers, strutting about in their their yogi bear hats!

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Dallas, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a very short time to see the Independence National Historical Park. We approached from the wrong end, so did not have tickets to get into some of the park. The tickets were free, we just were not at the right place to get them. We were able to walk around the grounds and see everything from the outside.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

In between Independence Hall and the Visitors Center is this long thin building that houses the Liberty Bell. Its free to enter.. About 70% percent of the long corridor of this building is the history of the bell and its making. At the end is the bell on display, with a view of independence Hall. I was there on a... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Had a full day in Philadelphia and never left the National Park area so good are the sites. Also enjoyed engaging with the NP Rangers who are knowledgable helpful and witty.

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