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Independence National Historical Park

Address: 143 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 215 965 2305
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Ranked #12 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is...
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner 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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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We took a short tour of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. If it's on your way to something else, it's okay but I wouldn't drive out of my way for a tour.

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Nokesville Va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

You would know all the reasons to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Be aware that you have to pick up free tickets to get in Independence Hall. (Liberty Bell is OK - just walk in) We drove 3 hours to get there, looked for parking for an hour, and arrived at 3:15 PM which was too late to... More 

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Fort Lewis, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Literally just amazing. All of our history starts here. The tour guides are very educated and eager to tell you all about it. They answered many questions I had- and if they weren't sure of something, they usually asked another guide and they knew the answers. Exciting and a little humbling. Definitely worth it :)

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is the Home of the Liberty Bell Center (see separate listing by Trip Advisor). I first visited the Liberty Bell in September 2011 (see my review dated September 26, 2011under the Liberty Bell Heading), but stopped here again on this trip to Philly. It is definitely worth re-visiting. I was fortunate that the weather was pretty good for March.... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

What a wonderful historic place to visit. The park ranger that gave us the tour was great -she certainly enjoys her job which made our tour pleasant and informative. We were also lucky enough to have gotten to tour the upstairs of the building during our visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Independence Hall stood as the single place that Philadelphians held as their own in the sense that it was a pleasant and solid friend--the most important building in America and it was there at your elbow. You'd feel it as an old friend. The Liberty Bell was, back then, right inside the main doors, so it was up and in... More 

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Cold Spring, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Well developed area leads to the Liberty Bell framed by Independence Hall behind it. Touring Independence Hall was so educational.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

There are many more things to see at the historical park other than Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. There are the First and Second Banks of the United States, Carpenters' Hall where the first Continental Congress met, a few historical houses. All of the park itself is free but places place Christ Church Burial Ground costs around $2 per... More 

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bourg la reine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

many activities for different audiences at the same place. The constitution center in particular is quite interesting and pedagogic without being boring.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Everyone goes to Indepence Hall, but don't forget Congress Hall and make sure you go upstairs. Contrast the difference between the House and the Senate. The Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States is a good place to put names and faces together. I was glad to see they had information about each person. Interesting portrait of... More 

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