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“Interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Independence Hall

Independence Hall
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$140.00*
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Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German
Ranked #4 of 433 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

this is one of the atractions you must visit when in Phily. It is interesting to see where this country begin. The guides tells all the story, it's very interesting. There is no entry fee but you have to get the ticket at the visitors centre before going. A tip: go to the visitor centre, get the ticket and then, go to see the bell and the rest.

Visited November 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“OMG History!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Go! Go! Go! So much history in a compact area.... and it was free! I loved seeing the places and hearing the stories/myths that surround this central Philly location.

Visited November 2012
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La Plata, Maryland
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

A must see for all americans. Great place to walk around and see the history of out country. Be prepared to be approached dozens of times for guided tours

Visited November 2012
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Pelham, New York
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“Historic but not very interesting.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Ok so you see the liberty bell, you see an important place in the nations history but just not very interesting once you've checked those boxes.

Visited November 2012
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“Superbly Run Site brings History Alive !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Even if you've only a mild interest in American history, if you get to Philadelphia (the original Capital of the U.S.) you simply MUST visit this fascinating & superbly run venue !

Independence Hall is surely the centrepiece of a series of historic sites in the heart of the City, managed (extremely well) by the U.S. National Parks Service. You start at their Visitor Centre, which has clear user-friendly audiovisual displays, some mini-documentary films, and of course, a Souvenir Shop (a bit pricey, in our view).Park Ranger staff are pleasant & helpful, and to experience the Independence Hall tour (30 minutes long) you simply ask for a (free) ticket for the next available time (on the day we were there, there was only a 45 minute delay !)

So, passing the very famous Liberty Bell site (tours also free) we went over to the tour starting point. There's a security check, but it was done with the minimum fuss + good humour.

Having waited in line, we were admitted to an initial assembly room, where our warm and knowledgeable Ranger Guide gave us a run-down on what we were about to see, and where it all fits into the early days of U.S. independence.

The highlight of course is the signing hall - the place where both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution were approved and signed in the late 18th century. The hall has been restored to faithfully reflect how it was at the time and as we stood there, absorbing its special atmosphere, our impressive Guide gave a clear concise overview of the background to, and significance of, these major events in U.S. history. Questions were welcomed and well answered.

I mentioned "atmosphere" and this place has lots of it. Photography is permitted and as far as we could judge, all the visitors in our group greatly enjoyed the tour experience !

Visited October 2012
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