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Independence Hall

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Address: Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215-965-2305
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed...

Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.

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You have to see the Liberty Bell if it is your first visit

There was a line to get in, but it moved fairly quickly. You do have to put your things through a conveyor/x-ray and you have to stand in a booth to get scanned, so very similar... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Gahanna, Ohio
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Gahanna, Ohio
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

There was a line to get in, but it moved fairly quickly. You do have to put your things through a conveyor/x-ray and you have to stand in a booth to get scanned, so very similar to an airport to get in. Plenty of historical facts related to the bell as you get closer to it. Other visitors seemed happy... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

free site, bell is smaller than you'd think. Line is usually about 15-20 mins. Well worth it. Self guided tour, takes about 15 mins.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Independence Hall in the day, and were able to take advantage of a tour by the National Parks rep. (Note: You need to pick up tickets from the visitor centre, about a 5 min walk away. There is, understandably, airport style security checks before you are allowed in). Being British, I was half expecting a bit of vilification,... More 

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Saucier, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love history so yes, this is a great place to get some in on every corner and stop at a food truck and get the Philly cheese steak

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My poor review of this establishment is not so much for the building, but more for the set up of the tour. The building itself is fine, with a few original pieces, and beautiful parks in the back and front. The problem I had with this place comes from the fact that I'm not American. I would probable say that... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a wet day which meant there were no queues. You have to obtain your timed ticket from the Indepence Hall beforehand. Informative docent and worth the time and effort to visit this historic building.

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Hood River, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you get tickets first. I'm told they can sell out in the afternoon. They are free, but can be purchased for $1.50 ahead of time if you want. There is security but it moves quickly. You can walk right up the the bell and take pictures. The crack in the bell is huge ! There's also independence hall... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see, the whole tour takes a few hours and this was the first part of our History tour

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The weather turned chilly so the line wasn't very long. Summertime during school leave can be a lot worse. Definitely worth a visit to this historical site. One of a kind visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the trip... declaration of independence, constitution, so much history. Inspiring to be in the place that it all began

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