Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia

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Spread across 20 city blocks in the city's historic district, Independence National Historical Park is the place to go for a better sense of the country's official birthplace. You're bound to wait in some lines; more than 3.5 million visitors come here each year, primarily to see the iconic Independence Hall and Liberty Bell, just two of the 30 sites. At Benjamin Franklin's Museum, take advantage of interactive exhibits to learn about this founding father. While greenspaces allow kids to burn off some energy, you might want to have something on hand to keep them (or you) occupied when it's time to get in line. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Independence National Historical Park by using our Philadelphia online tour planner .
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  • This is no hassle visit. The line moves fast, the building is air conditioned, the displays are simple and interesting and the main attraction is beautifully displayed and accessible. I wish more of A...  more »
  • You can see the liberty bell that tells the story of freedom. Do absolutely and taking the time to visit
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  • So much history in such a small area. If you’re coming to downtown Philly, you have to swing through.  more »
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  • The Liberty Bell was easier to see than getting into Independence Hall. We lucked out. A large tour canceled at the last minute and we were able to get in. It was totally worth it. Our tour guide was the best. She even shares her own copies with her co-workers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Very cool experience.
  • Really great historic stop. All of the staff, guards, and national parks rangers are excellent. The security is rather through but managed well. I definitely suggest coming in the off season. There are still lines to cue though, but not too bad. During peak season you should either pay for timed tickets or be ready to wait a really long time. Still totally worth it, and surrounded by lots more to see.
  • Perfect History lesson... Also plenty of room and places to buy food and picnic. Olde City dinning district a hop skip and jump. Also in opposite direction is the Brand new Outlet mall and much more!!!!!! Market East is the best part of Philly Visit.... Love this city
  • It was nice but the line was really long for something so boring. Because it was so crowded, I only really saw some of the written pieces of the exhibit and most of them were dry and dull to read. The bell itself is interesting but really I just enjoyed the people there. All the tourists were so nice that they actually waited and took turns taking pictures and no one stepped out of turn. The best part is it was self organized, no one was making anyone wait. It was done so impressively well despite the big crowd it just left me feeling good about people.
  • It's where America got it's start. Lots of famous footsteps plodded along the same path. You get Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and a short walk away, Ben Franklin's gravesite (look though the bars rather than paying to visit the cemetery- that's a rip). Then travel around Old Philly and admire the revolutionary era houses and imagine what it all used to look like before high rises and the internal combustion engine took over.
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