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Independence Hall Museum, Tel Aviv
(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
One of the first buildings erected in Tel Aviv, Independence Hall Museum provided the setting for the signing of Israel's declaration of independence. Once the home of the city's first mayor, the building now serves as a memorial and museum to the historic signing event. Uncover the early days of Tel Aviv's history through a series of displays, leading to the Declaration Hall, where the State of Israel was officially declared in May of 1948. Recreated with artifacts and reconstructed articles, the hall exists exactly as it was during that pivotal moment, the voice of founding father David Ben-Gurion echoing through the space from an original recording. Tours are available in English. Plan your visit to Independence Hall Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tel Aviv vacation builder.
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  • It was very interesting getting to see independence hall and our tour guide was great. We learned a lot and it was a great experience 
  • Very historical and interesting. This was especially a special place for us as the children of dear friends became engaged here! 
  • Enthusiastic docent who gave great presentation Do this in tandem with the Palmach Museum to get a very good overview of the History of the State of Israel 
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  • We spent the morning learning about how Ben Gurion and other Israeli leaders declared independence in 1948. It is an amazing story. I highly recommend visiting here when you are in Tel Aviv.
  • A no miss for anyone interested in modern Israeli history, this museum tells both the story of Tel Aviv and the founding of the Israeli state. Best to call in advance to be able to join a tour.
  • Well presented and interesting exhibit. I learned a lot about the founding of the State of Israel, and the mindset of the people involved at the time.
  • This place gives a feel that all events took place here yesterday. Somewhat authentic. Take a guide or read about the place on the internet.
  • A very important part of Israel's history that has been kept well looked after. A great A/V presentation begins the tour, followed by a nice explanation and demonstration of the declaration in the actual room that it occurred.