Independence Hall, Philadelphia
About Independence Hall, Philadelphia
Independence Hall, Philadelphia - Address, Phone Number
Address: 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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It wasn’t enough that this place hold’s such a dear place in the country’s heart – but it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Centre too – as it should be, seeing that the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both adopted here. National Park Rangers will lead you through the red brick Georgian Style building starting at the courtroom; the Assembly Room with George Washington’s Rising Sun Chair; and the West Wing, where the inkstand that was used to sign the Declaration still remains. Visitors tend to remark that the experience would not be nearly as impressive and immersive without the awesome guidance of the ranger’s who clearly love what they do and believe in why they do it! History simply comes alive, and if you let your imagination paly, you can almost see the benches upon benches of stern faced men drafting two of the most important documents in history.
Independence Hall Information
- Photography is allowed.
- Take the ranger tour.
Independence Hall Ticket Prices
- Handling price of $1.50 charged.
- Admission is by tour reservation only.
- Same day tickets may be purchased 8.30 onwards.
- There are limited free tickets.
- You may make reservations online.
- Tickets are required for tours of Independence Hall, except in January and February.
How To reach Independence Hall by Public Transport
- 5th St Metro Station, Buses on Market Street and Chestnut Street.
Restaurants Near Independence Hall
- Red Owl Tavern
- China House
- El Fuego
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“first thing to see in Philadelphia and YOU MUST KNOW HISTORY BEHIND IT..!!” For me, it was just a big bell and was not that curious to see it, but in our way, I was googling about it and after reading some articles, excitement of seeing it increased. I did not face big line, our visit was just for 45 minutes.. but memorable. In the line, you must concentrate on your left side where the timeline of liberty bell is mentioned. though I am not very fond of reading, but I liked it very much. would like to highlight some facts about this- 1- The Following Bible verse is on the Bell: “” Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” Also included is information about the Assembly and the Bell’s maker. 2-Bell had its first crack in 1752 when it was tested on its arrival in Philadelphia. 3-It rang to mark the signing of the Constitution, and the deaths of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. 4-The bell was originally known as the State House Bell. In the late 1830s, it acquired the name of the Liberty Bell when it became a symbol of the anti-slavery movement. 5-The bell probably didn’t ring on July 4, 1776 6-The Liberty Bell last hit the road in 1915. Best part is- Its free. Thanks, national park Org for this.
The tour guide was probably one the best I’ve had, knew their history and just made the tour more interesting. A lot of people in one group but we were all able to hear and it was fantastic. Humbling experience to see where history was made for our country. It’s free, you can get tickets ahead at the visitor center when you’re in philly. I would recommend coming in the morning. If you are proud to be an American definitely visit this place.
This tour was an incredibly humbling experience! We reserved our tickets online for the 9:15am tour so once the visitor’s center opened up, we passed right by the long line of people waiting to get tickets and walked right up to the will-call counter. With tickets in hand, we headed over to the security area, which took about a minute to go through, and proceeded to walk around the South side of Independence Hall until our tour began. Once we went inside, the park ranger gave a really interesting intro speech and then took us over to the hall. We started on the court side which was really great but the most fascinating was the room in which the Declaration of Independence was signed. It was much smaller than I thought but still ran a chill through my body when we walked in. The 30 minutes tour is worth every second!! Once the tour is over, don’t leave just yet. Walk over to the “West Wing” to view original printings of the Declaration and other articles as well as touring the Congress Hall!
An interesting piece of America's history. Tickets are free, but they can disappear fast. If tickets are gone, you may be able to snag "no-show" tickets (tickets that were reserved, but not claimed). This place will be most interesting to those interested in history. Young children will not understand the significance and will likely be bored.
Great historical site. Showed up on a Tuesday in September and after getting our tickets we went right in the first tour, there were 7 of us. The first tour, East Wing, can accommodate about 75ish people. It is very short and goes through the court house and the meeting room where the important historical documents were debated and signed. Very cool. Poor funding due to government budget cuts means you cannot visit upstairs in the hall anymore. Very sad. The documents (original copies) are available to be seen without a tour but are inside the security checkpoint. Short tours are still informative and succinct.
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