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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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  • An important place to understand what is happening around them. Here there is a large number of artifacts from the day of the Declaration of independence-it is important to get to the good guide, which briefly and clearly tells about the history and consequences of the event. Our visiting Hall passed a "film + lecture": first was shown a film about the founding of Tel Aviv, and then directly into the Hall, where the Declaration was signed, was a small lecture about Israel's Declaration of independence. Probably this is the best format visit this museum.
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  • The presentation really brings the history to life, and helps you imagine what was happening when Israel declared its statehood in 1948. 
  • This is a small museum commemorating a pivotal moment in the history of Israel. Worth a visit to see a place where history happened. 
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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.