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- 64%Local Culture
- 62%Budget Travelers
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- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 5Aug 05, 2014
Our first stop on out historical tour of Philadelphia.
A trip to Philadelphia would not be complete without visiting the Liberty Bell.
It's FREE to get into the hall.
Security to get in of course, but it was quick on this day. Not a problem for me anyways. I say better safe than sorry.
When you get in, you'll see a series of exhibit relating to the famous bell and other informative & fun facts as to how it broke and the repairs it has under gone. You'll even see x-rays of the bell.
At the end of the hall is where you'll find the famous bell. It's really amazing to be in the presence of such a historic item.
Pictures are allowed. But w/ the bell placed against a glass wall, the back lighting makes it hard to get a good photo of the front of the bell (where the crack is). You need a good camera with a good flash to take a good picture. Sorry to say my iPhone was not sufficient for this task.
I highly recommend visiting the Liberty Bell.Recommended for:
- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 02, 2014
A participant in historic events but perhaps even more, a symbol of liberty recognized around the world, the Liberty Bell continues to be a popular destination for all visitors to Philadelphia. The walk to the Liberty Bell has useful displays that place the bell in better perspective.Recommended for:
- 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.Recommended for:
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- Liberty BellAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureStudentsBackpackersAdventure TravelersOct 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.Recommended for:
- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesJul 08, 2014
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.."Recommended for:
- Liberty BellMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesJul 02, 2014
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.Recommended for:
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- Liberty BellJul 05, 2012
Fantastic piece of American History! We had a four hour layover in Philly, just in time to hop on a train and go see the Liberty Bell, turn around and catch our flight.
The building where it is housed has loads of historical information and best of all ... it is free to visit.Recommended for: