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Independence Hall

500 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    Johanna Berger
    4 Jul 10, 2014

    A great place to see. Everyone will find the tour interesting. Plan enough time to see it as you need to get free tickets ahead of time and then wait in the security line. Tip: Go early!

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    Steve Sim
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    5 May 18, 2014

    I love American history and Philadelphia is the home to a lot of historic places. Independence hall being my favorite.

    You need to go to the Independence Visitor Center to get tickets for the Independence Hall Tour. It's FREE. You'll get assigned for your tour. Keep in mind to go about a half hour early for the security check.

    After you get in, go to the East Wing that's where the tour starts. The park rangers who leads the tour and gives the narrative on the history of this place is awesome. It's my second time here (1st was on 1993) it never gets old for me. I can hear the story over & over again. Seeing where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the Constitution was debated was surreal.

    After your tour is over, you can go yo the West Wing on your own and see an original copy of the Declaration on Independence and other historical documents.

    On the grounds of the Independence Hall, you'll also find Congress Hall. This tour is also FREE. I enjoyed this tour immensely. On the first floor is where you'll find where the House of Representatives gathered. On the second floor, you will see the Senate room, the Pennsylvania Governors office and various meeting rooms.

    A historical place where everyone should visit. Being in this place puts in perspective what true FREEDOM is.

    USA USA USA!!!!

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    Jason Planck
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    5 Nov 13, 2013

    This is part of Independence N.H.P. which is included on guided tour for which get free tickets at the Visitor Center. Disability access is provide. Parking again around this site is very difficult, just on street meter parking.

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    Becky Mahan
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    4 Oct 28, 2013

    Independence Hall is a fabulous introduction to Philadelphia, where you can step back in time to the era of our forefathers and see the birthplace of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Learn about the founding fathers' dream for the country and its government from era-appropriate-clad guides, and explore the legendary venue, complete with preserved room mock-ups.

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    Monica Suma
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    4 Aug 13, 2013

    America's place of birth, a lesson of history with an European charm. Pick up free tickets from the Independence Visitor Center. Go early as tickets might run out by 1pm.

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    Christopher Jones
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    5 May 28, 2013

    Sure it's a little bit touristy, but it's a must-see it my opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing such a historic building. The tour was extremely informational, and I was stunned to learn so much of the building is still original. Be sure to pick up your free tickets at the visitor center early as there are a limited number per day.

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    Stephanie
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    3 Mar 10, 2013

    Independence Hall was the location of many historical moments in early US history. Tickets are free, but required March-Dec. The visitors center is a block away. You will need to arrive at least 30-45 minutes early to go through security. Tour guides give you a small introduction and then walk you through the rooms. All in all the tour takes about 30 minutes.

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    Kevin Lu @sweatengine
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    5 Feb 10, 2013

    Independence Hall was built in 1753 as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania. Independence Hall is famous because it’s the birth place of both the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the United States Constitution (1787).

    It is open to the public to enter, look around, and take pictures of the interior. In addition, there are also free 30-minute tours guided by volunteers and historians. This is a must-see when visiting Philadelphia.

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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Dec 17, 2012

    Standing inside Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The Declaration of Independence was written here, and read to the people of Philadelphia (on July 6th). Also the Constitutional Convention met here during the summer of 1787, and their deliberations gave us that most precious, sacred document (that leftwing/liberals are constantly trying to shred), the US Constitution. Interestingly enough, George Washington sat in the big chair, in the very back, during the entire time of the Constitutional deliberations. Washington presided over the other 54 delegates from the 13 states during that long, hot summer of 1787. These 55 men were so concerned about the success of their mission, that they kept the windows closed, to enshroud the endeavor in total secrecy. Since they met from May 25th to September 18th, can you imagine how hot it was in that room during the "heat" of the debate?

    In the end, Washington, Franklin, Madison, and other Constitutional delegates attributed the positive results of the Constitutional Convention to Divine Guidance.

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    Rachel Parrott
    2 Aug 06, 2012

    People actually line up to get inside during the early summer/tourist season, which makes for some serious inconvenience issues. Seeing the outside is probably insufficient for most people.

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    M N
    5 Jul 24, 2012

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    Jessica Pfeifer
    3 Jul 15, 2012

    Extremely bustling and busy, I would recomend for tourists to visit there between 10am-11am, and 1pm-3pm on weekdays.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Considered part of the National Park system, a bonus of Independence Hall is it is FREE! Being here was a moving experience. The space is set up to look as it did in days of old. A costumed representative of the National Park service educated us about our forefathers and their role in early American history. The presentation was not too lofty, but friendly and fun. This is a must when visiting Philadelphia for the first time.

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    Rudy Grant
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Philadelphia, PA, USA; home of the Liberty Bell and the signing of the Constitution, the Brotherly Love city provides you with a European presence with unique diversity like no other. This city is quite possibly the most dedicated to its sports teams in the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, and Flyers. So it shouldn't come to surprise that locals are very dedicated to their own city and take pride in their offerings. RG (August, 2010 and December, 2011)

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    Patrick Keltner
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I love history! So visiting Independence Hall was, as you can imagine, breathtaking. Standing where the Forefathers of America helped to shape the nation we currently reside in, is a magically nostalgic feeling. It makes me think back to how life was back in those times. All of this occurred before I even went in...

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    NeverAwayFromHome
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    The tour is a lot of fun for history buffs. You will probably be surrounded by bored school kids on class trips depending on the time of the year, but if you're into historical places, this is it. A lof of preservation went into keeping things just as they were. A definite first stop on historical tours of the city!

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    Tory K
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    5 Jul 03, 2012

    Really interesting. You have to have a ticket and be on a tour to go into the building-- get tix at the visitors center, in the high season things book up early. The tour itself was great, they ended with a movie that was a little cheesy but still informational.

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    3 Dec 28, 2013

    Where some of the most significant parts of American history and the American Revolution!

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    1 Jul 23, 2013
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Known as the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Independence Hall is one of the most recognizable historical landmarks not only in Philadelphia, but in the entire nation. The hall is the centerpiece of the 45-acre Independence National Historical Park , home to 20 buildings of historical significance (many of which are open to the public). The Liberty Bell is ... read more
located right around the way, though its original home was Independence Hall's bell tower. Tours of the hall are given every 15 minutes. See website for complete park details and further Independence Hall visitor info. The building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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