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“An amazing thing happened here.”
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Independence Hall
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
Reviewed November 24, 2009

It is not so much the site, but what happened here that makes it memorable. That a group of men with such differing political views and interests could come to a mutual agreement of such magnitude in political and personal risk is truly amazing. The current political climate (2009) emphasizes how difficult that must have been.

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Reviewed November 1, 2009

The tickets to independence hall are free, but you do have to pick them up before going on the tour. Tickets can be picked up at the Independence Hall Vistors Center starting at 8:30am the day of the tour. Try to get there right at 8:30 or you may not get the time that you are looking for. On really busy days you also run the risk of not getting tickets at all if you arrive later in the morning. You can also pay a convenience feel of $1.50 per ticket and have them reserved for you. If you have your heart set on a specific day and time for your tour, I would recommend this option. The nominal fee they charge to reserve tickets is well worth the piece of mind that you did not make the trip all the way there only to find out they ran out of tickets prior to your arrival.

It is important to note that the Liberty Bell is no longer housed in Independence Hall. You have to go to a separate building to view the liberty bell. When bus tours come through this building can get very crowded.

The independence hall tour itself is very informative. They give you the history behind the various rooms of the building and discuss the signing of the declaration of independence. Independence Hall is a must see for any American. It is humbling to walk in the footsteps of the men that founded our country.

16  Thank squashirt1
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Reviewed October 27, 2009

Independence Hall - and the entire mall area - are a true attraction. Since I was a kid they have added walking tours, audio & video presentations and a very cool nighttime trip through history. Simply sitting in the park behind the Hall can give you chills knowing that Revolutionary soldiers sat in the same grass looking at the same stars. It's awe-inspiring!

PLUS...the area is filled with great restaurants and places to grab a cocktail. I like Beneluxx on 3rd Street.

2  Thank kmconlon
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Reviewed October 24, 2009

When I think about the collection of people who assembled at Independence Hall, it was exciting and chilling. The work done by these early Americans not only formed this country - it also changed the world. I have also visited Independence Hall at Washington on the Brazos, Texas - not quite as impressive, but still meaningful to Texans. Independence Hall in Philadelphia can remind us of the wisdom and bravery that the Founders exhibited in formulating the idea of the United States.

2  Thank VWest
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Reviewed October 24, 2009

My husband and I visited Philadelphia for a weekend in spring 2008. That was just enough time to visit the historical sites, shop and enjoy delicious meals at the local restaurants and pubs. Don't miss the waterfront veterans monuments. Getting around the town is easy with a map, we parked the car at the hotel and walked or took a bus everywhere.

2  Thank web628
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