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“Liberty Bell”

Independence Visitor Center
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Pass
Ranked #16 of 465 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Independence Visitor Center is the gateway to America's Most Historic Square Mile. Located in the heart of Independence National Historical Park, the official Visitor Center of the region is the exclusive location to pick up free-timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. The Independence Visitor Center also provides visitor services and amenities, including a multilingual staff fluent in nine languages, on-site ticketing to more than 60 area attractions and tours, free regional maps and brochures, comprehensive daily event listings, and free informative historical films and wireless internet access. The Visitor Center is also the primary point of orientation for the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.
Reviewed December 18, 2013

I was lucky to have a beautiful day for this historic visit. Loved it. The lines went quickly. Please take the time for this spot!

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"gift shop"
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"clean restrooms"
in 67 reviews
"great place to start"
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"liberty bell"
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"free movies"
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"starting point"
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"tour tickets"
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"information desk"
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"purchase tickets"
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"national park service"
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"other attractions"
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"timed tickets"
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"historic philadelphia"
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"across the street"
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"parking garage"
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"walking tour"
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"old city"
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

The kids enjoyed this because their teacher in school talked about it in their history class and then we took them to actually see it was very good for them. They definitely were able to connect the school room history to place. We plan to take them to Valley Forge when they start studying that next year.

Thank Sheri T
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

The Philadelphia Independence Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit to the the National Historical Park. Take the time to watch the videos and stroll around to see the various displays. Pick up free tickets needed for Independence Hall and don't forget to checkout the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia is a fantastic city and this is one of its treasures.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Our band visited recently and during our tour it was very rainy and cold. I really enjoyed the visitor's center.

Thank AUchickadee92
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We are fortunate to have such a great collection of history so close by. There are exhibits and interactive learning tools, such as where you can find out about supreme court decisions being made law, such as I researched how in the forty's favorable decisions were brought about for Jehovah's Witnesses children and the flag salute. You can learn a lot.

Thank Kathleen W
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