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Address: Philadelphia, PA
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Historic neighborhood in the middle of the city.

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Cannot Help But be Moved by the Historical Significance

Independence Mall is a must see to a first-time visitor to Philly. Our time was short, but a staff member gave us a tip about entering Independence Hall. The tour was free, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lorraine B
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Independence Mall is a must see to a first-time visitor to Philly. Our time was short, but a staff member gave us a tip about entering Independence Hall. The tour was free, but required tickets from the visitors center. The staff member said to hang around, some people did not always make it back for their slotted time, and sometimes... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't visited the Hall in ages. I just love the history and the wealth of knowledge the people that work there have on our nations history. I highly recommend the trip. January and February are free admission into the building and the security line was super short~

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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I braved a show storm to come down here and see the things I had always heard about growing up. The assembly room, the original senate and legislative chambers, the original Supreme Court's chamber, and the original founder's documents. If you're an American, or if you're not, you just have to come and see. The park rangers know their stuff,... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the large mall behind Independence Hall. It includes the Liberty Bell building and is bordered by stores and business buildings.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very knowledgeable staff, proud of our history, friendly and personable. Tours were about 20 minutes in each building. A must visit for every American and out of country tourists alike.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history to take in, great for history buffs. It's all in downtown area, close to everything city.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you get to the visitor's center early and get your tickets. We were there at 11am in late December and the earliest tour was 1:45pm. Tour guides tell a great story for both rooms and really put you in the moment.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and the guides really enjoy their job in relaying their history to visitors. You are shuffled through the first floor but can enjoy the second floor at leisure.

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Thank Michel D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to get your tickets for Independence Hall before you go to the security line. Independence Mall was clean and enjoyable. There are panhandlers though (with long, intricate stories) but not really a big deal. I took an Uber from the Marriott downtown for about $7 because they day I went was a bit chilly. Walk down to Ben... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With this being the birth place of the nation you must repeat a must see this it is a true life long experience for young and old !!!!!!

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