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Independence Hall

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Address: Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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+1 215-965-2305
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed...

Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.

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nice seeing the Liberty bell. I was pleasantly suprised it wasn't enclosed in glass, so I got good pics.

Reviewed April 21, 2016
Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed April 21, 2016

nice seeing the Liberty bell. I was pleasantly suprised it wasn't enclosed in glass, so I got good pics.

Thank soxfanatic
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a national treasure that is brimming with history. The restoration is beautiful. Guides are great! Well worth the wait!

Thank weathermanbill
Yukon, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

If you love history, it's a don't miss! Close to museums and Liberty Bell. Central Philly has cleaned up its act nicely.

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Frisco, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Great speakers. Learned about Ben Franklin and how important it was for him to be there when the Declaration of Independence was formed. Forgot it was really done on July 2. Thanks to them to sticking to it.

Thank dianagile
Gainesville, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you are in Philly you definitely should do this tour. It's about 45 minutes and very educational and its pretty amazing to see where history was made! It's also a free tour, all you have to do is pick up free tickets at the visitors center (its within walking distance).

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Bristol, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was in awe to be in a place were several of our countries firsts happen. The staff that reviewed the history were so enthusiastic.

Thank 212Sunshine
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

The bell is neat -- and now surrounded by a great protective building. Too bad the lines are so long and that it is hard to see the bell unless you do go inside. You should not miss this spot when you visit historical Philadelphia.

Thank EagleEyeBoston
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

There are so many historic places in The USA, Washington , Boston, et. And so Many replicas all over, BUT this is the real deal. Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton and so forth all stood under this roof on these floor boards in these rooms, Planning a revolution. Anyone with an ounce of interest in History should go. The park... More 

Thank HMCHUGH430
Hernando, Mississippi
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was taken aback by how the sacrifice of the founding fathers would impact me in this room. This really matters! Staff was great and so informative. Buildings were so accessible

Thank Lesgreen1
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Stand in the long line and go see the bell! It's a great part of our American history! Line moves quickly

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