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“Worth the stop” 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.
Patchogue, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Very informative, well maintained and again, luckily we went early so there wasn't a wait. The tour guide provided an overwhelming amount of information as we roasted in the room where the Declaration of Independence was signed, but I thought it was great that he was available for any questions following the monologue too. Would have enjoyed some information to read in the rooms upstairs, maybe some sketches depicting what the sights would have been in the 1700s from Independence Hall.

Visited January 2013
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A place you cannot miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

It is a place you canno miss. I got a lot of history of early United States. It is small, so I finished it quickly, and had a lot of fun at the outside with my friends. There is a square.
Visiting date was in July 2009.

Visited February 2012
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Independence Hall was one of the reasons we came to Philadelphia all the way from the west coast. We were extremely disappointed when we realized our tour consisted of about 50 people, most of which did not care about our children and whether or not they would be able to see the artifacts. People just walked and stood right in front of our children so they could see better. In addition, the tour guide was soooooooooooooooo boring speaking in a monotone voice that we could barely understand him. We decided to leave the tour because it was so bad.

Visited January 2013
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San Anselmo, Ca
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“A good History lesson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Besides visiting the rooms where our forefathers performed their act of treason and later formed a union, there is a ranger who gives a brief, but interactive presentation to each group. Very interesting. Get tickets in advance and be ON TIME.

Visited December 2012
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Grand Isle, Louisiana
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“Independence Hall tour - the side of history may not know.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

In January the tour is free! The park rangers are true historians and can put in perspective for you the events that lead up to the declaration of independence and constitution from the perspective of the people at that time. You learn a lot about what is not written in your school text books!
Incredibly interesting. Would definitely do again. The Liberty Bell is across the street - again another must do.

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