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“Another Tel Aviv Must!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Independence Hall Museum

Independence Hall Museum
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$104*
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9-Hour Israel Heritage Tour from Tel Aviv
Ranked #10 of 258 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.
Jerusalem, Israel
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Another Tel Aviv Must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is where it all began. It was here in 1948 where the State of Israel was first declared. The staff does an excellent job of taking you through the background and history of Tel Aviv, the sight and the events leading up to this momentous occasion. The place is a must see.

Visited July 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“the city is so modern, this history is only from 1948”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

There is ancient history all around the country, and Tel Aviv shows the modern hard work that the reborn country had to do.

Visited January 2013
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Teaneck, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Short and worth the stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is where Israel was declared a State for the first time. After a short film, you go into the actual room. The guide gives the history and some interesting stories. It is very interesting and very powerful. The visit takes only about an hour.

Visited January 2013
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Leesburg, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Inspiring experience may generate tears too”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited December 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Very informative”
5 of 5 stars 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

Visited January 2013
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