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“Inspiring experience may generate tears too”

Independence Hall Museum
Ranked #15 of 287 things to do in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This "museum", which is the former home of the former mayor of Tel Aviv, was the site of the declaration of independence of the state of Israel in May 14, 1948, in accordance with the UN resolution. You see an adequate film about the selection of the site then move into the hall where independence was declared and hear an amazing docent presentation that steps through the history including May 14th and plays audio tapes from that very day that includes Ben-Gurion's speech and the singing of Hatikva. It is likely you will feel like you were transported back in time to this date, nearly 65 years ago, and experience the same emotions as the people who packed the hall. Bring some Kleenex.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I am so pleased to say that I love the concept, location and general purpose of this museum. Its great for tourists and locals alike to learn about the history of the country and the ongoing struggle, and the location provides for history in and of itself: situated in the Bauhaus area on Rothschild near all the interesting side streets, it provides the beginning of a great day in Tel Aviv for all!!!- ISRAEL UNLIMITED

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is an appropriate place to begin your tour of Israel. The introductory movie is informative. My children learned how the State of Israel was established in 1948. It is a small museum but a very important one.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

An amazing museum where the guide's passion for this exhibition created an emotional response to the importance of this place.
The guide was amazing, the short video was also informative.
This is a museum not to be missed.

Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

pretty easy to do in a quick visit which ends up being packed with knowledge. the guides are very knowledgeable and the history that is located in this landmark is rewarding.

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