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Independence Hall Museum

16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 66881, Israel
+972 3-517-3942
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A good starting point for all tourists to Israel

I expected this to be highly nationalistic and it was but given the purpose of the museum, that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
heken1954
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Sydney, Australia
Definitely Worth Visiting

The Independence hall is well worth the visit. I gives you a sense of the impact that forming the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Benebarak
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Independence Hall- the birthplace of the State of Israel and the birthplace of the first Hebrew speaking city, Tel-Aviv. As one of the forerunners to the Historical Sites of the State of Israel, this house (cornerstone 1910) tells the story of the beginnings of the City of Tel-Aviv, Meir Dizengoff - the first Mayor of Tel-Aviv, and the famous ceremony which took place on May 14, 1948, as David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. Through audio-visual mediums come take part in the exciting moment in the birth of the State of Israel.
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16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 66881, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I expected this to be highly nationalistic and it was but given the purpose of the museum, that should be expected. I gathered from the presentation- a mixture of video, a few exhibits and oral presentation, that most visitors are jewish. I'm not and could...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Independence hall is well worth the visit. I gives you a sense of the impact that forming the nation had on the citizens. It's short and consists of the single meeting room. But there is real feeling of history in visiting.

Thank Benebarak
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a museum that could easily be overlooked but I encourage everyone to stop in and visit. The guide shared with us the history and it was amazing to learn the history of Tel Aviv and the nation of Israel! Great place to visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the place were the first leaders of modern Israel declared the State of an independent Country of Israel was an emotional experience. Listening to the original recording, you feel like you are there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The very building of Tel Aviv (not Jerusalem) where the State of Israel (מדינת ישראל) was declared a nation on Friday, May 14, 1948, by first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, as also witnessed by Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv. Beforehand and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did an English tour and the guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything in an interesting and engaging manner. Well worth a visit.

Thank waxyLondon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not so nice. Not so efficient. But a must stop! This is where the modern state of Israel start its life. This is where you can see where a mirical happened.

Thank Moti B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where the State of Israel was proclaimed because at that time there was still fighting in Jerusalem. There is something that really moves you just to be in the room where this all happened. We had a guide who took us all over...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is the kind of place people should only visit at the start of a visit to Israel. It takes an hour on one floor of the first house of Tel Aviv, symbolizing “old” and new (“spring”). Starting from the 1890s, it runs through the...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The Museum is the actual place where Ben Gurion declared independence for Israel, so it is quite meaningful to be there. My family did not see the intro video but did listen to the Museum guide/docent tell about the history of Tel Aviv, Dizengoff and...More

Thank SabaF
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Dennis492
19 October 2017|
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Response from Tricia N | Reviewed this property |
There is a delightful docent who guides you through the experience. It lasts about 30-45 minutes.
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Ellen S
16 June 2017|
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Response from marionvoyageuse2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Ellen, It's probably open till 2 pm. Except Friday afternoon and Saturdays. check Independence Hall Museum opening-hours But worth it, really. After that, you can walk in the nice streets of Neve Tsedek.
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Marge C
21 March 2017|
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Response from SuperGrandma15 | Reviewed this property |
About 1 1/2 hr should be sufficient.
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