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Address: 16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv 66881, Israel
Phone Number: 97235173942
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Independence Hall- the birthplace of the State of Israel and the birthplace...

Independence Hall- the birthplace of the State of Israel and the birthplace of the first Hebrew speaking city, Tel-Aviv. As one of the forerunners to the Historical Sites of the State of Israel, this house (cornerstone 1910) tells the story of the beginnings of the City of Tel-Aviv, Meir Dizengoff - the first Mayor of Tel-Aviv, and the famous ceremony which took place on May 14, 1948, as David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. Through audio-visual mediums come take part in the exciting moment in the birth of the State of Israel.

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Very interesting an well done by Noga

The guided tour of Independence Hall is fascinating. It includes a marvelous film and continues with a knowledgeable guide Noga giving us great information about the history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ted1955
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Netanya, Israel

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The guided tour of Independence Hall is fascinating. It includes a marvelous film and continues with a knowledgeable guide Noga giving us great information about the history of Tel Aviv, this particular building and the role it played in the Declaration of Independence. A must see for everyone coming to Tel Aviv

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Thank Ted1955
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a dirty old building that was once the mayor's home, you get a movie that tells the story of Israel as you sit and can't wait until it ends. The room where independence was declared is old, dirty and lacks any sense of style. It's a so what. The Rabin Center does the story justice.

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Thank jzamoiski
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an important place to visit while in Israel. The video in the beginning feels a bit over the top propaganda wise, but the talk is informative and useful.

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Thank Phoebe H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well presented, interesting and very moving, another amazing part of the history of Israel. I lasts about 1 hour and is held in two parts

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Thank kayla64
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very touching location for Jews and Israelis as this is where the state of Israel officially started, the new self independence of Jews in the world of the our time. This place requires a big push - you have to ask a local guide to explain the whole story to understand the perspective. No self explanation or modern video... More 

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Thank Hai P
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Movie is well done and gives a good introduction to the history of the State of Israel and this place in particular. We were lucky to have a guide-in-training who was practicing with our small group and he was truly excellent in explaining some details you just don't read in a text book.

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Thank pnjz
Rehovot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were impressed with the way the excellent guide brought the story of Israel's independence to life. The film was also very interesting and everyone in the audience seemed to be enjoying the experience of being in the hall where these events took place.

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Thank hayjess
Dover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed sitting in the room where David Ben Gurion announced that Israel would become a state. We heard a presentation of the actual speech and learned about this historic day through both a guide and a movie detailing the events leading up to Israels independence.

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Thank WBDover
Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Just to view a hall which was crowded with student briefing when we were there. Expensive experience. You get all that you need to see already at the Hanaga Museum just opposite the road at much cheaper price, more information and exhibitions, friendly reception. Whereas the guy manning the counter here was on the phone all the time.

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Thank 1place1dream
Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I just have to mention that I did not like our guide. First part with the movie was ok. But the guide talking in the independence hall museum was one of those bitter Jews, that can not get over the past. And he was unfair, saying it was only the Americans that saved the Jews... What about all the resistance... More 

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