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- 98%History Buffs
- 65%Local Culture
- 61%Family Travelers
- 59%Budget Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (54)
- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
This is part of the Nation Park unit of Independence Park N.H.P. you going through a building talking about the history of the bell, before you get to see the bell.
- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Iconic symbol of US independence. This massive bell used to hang from the bell tower of the nearby Independence Hall (Old Town Hall) to call legislators to work.
- Liberty BellAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 28, 2013
Seeing the Liberty Bell is one of those cool, memorable moments - especially as an American high school student who has read about the iconic monument in history books for 10 years. I was genuinely surprised at how small it is, though - I expected some giant gonging monster, but it is downright puny.
- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 2Aug 31, 2013
It's cool to see, but not worth waiting in line for. Just walk towards the back of the building and you can peak through the window and have a perfect view.
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- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesMar 10, 2013
You can get surprisingly close to the Liberty Bell which his housed in an exhibit hall across the street from Independence Hall. No tickets are required for the Liberty Bell, but you do need to go through security so lines may form at popular times of the year. The exhibit is self guided and holds a number of period pieces. The visitors center is across the street with restrooms and shops.
- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 28, 2013
.....And therefore never send to know for whom the Liberty Bell tolls; It tolls for thee.
I'm big on history and especially when it has to do with an iconic symbol of American Independence. It's also across the street from the old Rohm and Haas HQ Building (my first employer) and of course Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. I first came here when I first moved to Philly in 1980, and I stop by to pay my respects every time I'm back in town (which unfortunately is not often enough).
I like that you can see Independence Hall through the picture window behind the bell and the that it still hangs from its original yoke. I don't like that I can't touch it anymore and that the new display center is not as good as the earlier (pre-2003) version (IMHO). But see it again I will as this is part of who we are.
"Yes there's a lady that stands in a harbor for what we believe. And there's a bell that still echoes the price that it cost to be free.."
- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Sep 27, 2012
The Liberty Bell, famous more for its failure, is on display in Philadelphia. The first time it was put into use, it cracked. It's in a mini museum just for the Bell so you can go directly to it, and you'll probably pass by it on your way to other nearby sights.
- Liberty BellSep 20, 2012
Go in September, right at the end of tourist season. Then you don't have to wait in a ridiculously long line. It was cool that there was a lot of history to read about the LIberty Bell - something I don't really remember learning about it in detail during school. I thought the bell was going to be bigger, but cool nonetheless given that it's part of our history.