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“Where it all began”
Review of Independence Hall

Independence Hall
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
Ranked #5 of 445 things to do in Philadelphia
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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.
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Where it all began”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

It was great to stand on the steps of a building that holds such much history for the beginning of the United States

Visited October 2013
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Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Bucket List”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

This should be on everyone's bucket list to see at least once. Tickets are readily available in the morning and the tour last about 45 minutes. Also don't forget to see the many sites nearby. Parking is available at the visitor center for $17 a day.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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“Bucket List Item - EXACTLY How I Imagined!!”
Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

I have wanted to visit Independence Hall ever since I learned about it. How wonderful it was to finally stand where our forefathers strived to build our country. The guide was extremely knowledgable and engaging. I was lucky and got to go with a bunch of 12 or so - great picture opportunities. I am so thankful that I got a chance to visit!!

Thank Jocelyn M
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“The tour makes this a top-notch visit”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Independence Hall could have been just another musty historic place that's set up to look like it did in the 18th century. But it is the informative and entertaining tour that made it worthwhile. Our guide made the story of America's birthplace come to life. You can really appreciate standing just a few feet away from where Washington, Franklin, Adams, and all the others signed the Declaration of Independence and formed the United States. The focus is on two rooms: the courtroom and the place where the Declaration was signed. Demand for tickets can be high: arrive early at the Visitor's Center across the mall, or request tickets online. Plan to enter security about 15 minutes before your tour starts, and the tour itself is about 30 minutes.

Visited October 2013
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Wilmington, DE
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“Must See”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

When in Philadelphia this is a must see. While I had been there many years ago this time I was at a managers meeting in that area. Decided to check things out. Take the time to read and ask questions of the Park Service people as they have a lot of information about the exhibits.

Visited March 2013
Thank Michelle P
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