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“No crack can damage the image of this BELLE”

Liberty Bell Center
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Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York
Ranked #16 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Though it can no longer be rung, the bell remains a lasting American symbol of freedom.
New York City, New York
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“No crack can damage the image of this BELLE”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

The great news is you don’t need tickets to see Liberty Bell. I’ve visited many years ago and it was outside, available to see and photograph. Now it’s within an enclosed building and yes, you do have to pass Security to get to it. But the line is not long at all and the view of the Liberty Bell with Independence Hall in the background is fabulous. Enjoy!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Oliver S
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Forest, Virginia
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“Worth Seeing But get ready for kids”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see for anyone who has never been to Philadelphia. We visited on a Tuesday.... What we did not think of before hand is that it seemed like every elementary school within a 50 mile radius would be taking a field trip there during the weekdays. There where kids running around everywhere doing kid things like fighting over someone's phone, squealing and practicing their high karate kicks. If you have no tolerance for kids acting that way around you then you may want to visit later in the afternoon once they have all passed through. We waited about 30 minutes in line. If you have a backpack or purse it will be searched (not a bad thing) so be prepared for that. Once you get inside there are multiple exhibits set up telling the story of the bell. Feel free to meander around and read all of the info or beeline straight to the back of the building to see the bell. This is what we did because again there were so many kids. Once we got back to the bell we were able to get pictures and there was a very informative park ranger (not sure what the title is exactly but that was his post) that told us all kinds of info about the bell. Get your pictures fast if you have the opportunity because people seem to move through that area in swarms and you will miss out. It was awesome to see and I would suggest it to anyone... It is a part of all of our histories!

Thank Amanda C
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“Tis abit small”
Reviewed May 23, 2014

Having been wanting to go to 'Philly' for along time and heard so much about the bell and what it represents we were surprised how small the bell actually is.In the centre you can get loads of info about things to do in and around the city,you also get tickets for other tours here as well.

Visited May 2014
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Thane, India
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“Silent Cracked Bell”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

I am sure that this Bell is symbol for Freedom and abolishing slavery for millions of the visitors, but if you read the history, you find no connection. Still, many stories were built around this 'Cracked Bell'.

Originally ordered from England and perfect example of 'Poor Craftsmanship', this bell cracked soon in 1750's which was repaired in 1850's and cracked again. Since then, this bell is silent for last 160 years.

I like this attraction as its interesting to read the stories associated with this giant Bell (1 Tonne in weight) & for not charging visitors to explore this artifact. Yes , there is no need of ticket to see this Bell (something rare).

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Spark80
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Nice exhibits and a selfie with the Bell”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

You will need about 30 min to walk through 6 kiosks about the bell then stand in line for a pic and you are out the door. The line to get in was longer than the tour

Visited May 2014
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