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“Coast to Coast”
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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.
Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Coast to Coast”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is in effect a short tour, well worth a look for Historical relevance, lastly the tour guy was amazing passionate and really cared about giving the right impression to his audience

Visited October 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Like standing in history”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

It was just awesome to tour through the rooms where the founding fathers once held meetings, debates, an inauguration, etc.
( especially since I'm a big US history buff) Our tour guide was very informative and enthusiastic about the history of Independence Hall. I learned a lot! I wanna take the tour again!

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Place where it all started”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

It is known primarily as the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. The entry to Independence Hall is timed. First go to Independence Hall Visitor Center (across the street) to get timed-entry tickets, which are free. Then, based on the time, you go stand in line at the place where the NPS officer would take you in for the tour. The tour starts in the East Wing. There is a security screening area for this tour which moves pretty quickly. NPS does a great job explaining the history. The guided tour is a short (but just enough) 30 minute tour. You can then visit nearby buildings in the National Historic Park area.

Street parking is limited with a 2 hr limit. There is a paid parking available at the 6th and Arch St.

Visited November 2013
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Rosanna
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“Philadelphia Tours”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Fabulous history lesson to be had here. Tour guide very informative, but maybe gave too much information at the start for many people. Great that it's free also.

Visited December 2013
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South-Central, PA
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“Historically significant”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

It was amazing to be where our Founding Fathers were. The National Park Security needs to lighten up, though.

Visited December 2013
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