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Liberty Bell

500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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  • Liberty BellPro 2014
    Steve Sim
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    5 Aug 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.

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    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Aug 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.

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    Johanna Berger
    4 Jul 10, 2014

    An absolute must for visitors. Fun fact: The Bell is owned by the City of Philadelphia, but sits on National Park Land.

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    Jason Planck
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    5 Nov 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.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 Jul 07, 2014

    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.

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    Becky Mahan
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    4 Oct 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.

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    Christina Constantino
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    2 Aug 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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    Lauren Baker
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    4 Aug 15, 2013

    The Liberty Bell is such an American icon, a visit to Philadelphia wouldn't be complete without seeing it.

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    Stephanie
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    4 Jul 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.

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    Eric Brink
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    5 Jan 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.."

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    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Jul 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.

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    Claudia Contreras
    4 Sep 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.

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    Paul Saunders
    3 Sep 15, 2012

    You have to see it if you haven't been to Philadelphia. Go once and never see it again. Not to diminish the meaning of it but its a bell. Go to the museum and see the bell. Lines can get long.

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    Trina
    4 Jun 12, 2014

    Short & sweet... my kind of museum! The Liberty Bell is an easy tourist stop to check off another must-do item on your Philly List. Don't be deterred by the line... the staff working here do a good job keeping it moving.

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    Rudy Grant
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    4 Aug 04, 2012

    The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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    Maria Angarita
    4 Aug 01, 2012

    Really well preserved & presented - the building where its at is veey modern and there is lots to do around!

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    M N
    5 Jul 24, 2012

    Must see!!! Gorgeous!! Must see!!! Gorgeous!!Must see!!! Gorgeous!!Must see!!! Gorgeous!!Must see!!! Gorgeous!!Must see!!! Gorgeous!!Must see!!! Gorgeous!!Must see!!! Gorgeous!!

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    Janson Wigo
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    A very important and iconic piece of American history. Visited last summer with the family and had a blast!

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    Julie Petty
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Travel back into time and see a piece of history you will never forget. The Liberty Bell is one of Americas most iconic pieces of history. Although the line can get long to view the bell, every minute waiting is worth it.

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    Patrick Keltner
    5 Jul 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.

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In 1751, William Penn asked that the new bell being cast for the Pennsylvania Statehouse be engraved with the words, “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” The bell rang to call citizens to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence, and was later dubbed The Liberty Bell by abolitionists, who adopted the bell as a symbol of their fight for freedom for all Americans. Talks on the history of the bell are presented continually during open hours, which vary season to season.

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