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Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia

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The former site of Washington's slave quarters sits near the entrance of Liberty Bell Center. Upon entering the center, you'll find a series of exhibits before reaching the Liberty Bell. The bell is displayed out of reach (but in plain sight) and still hangs on what is thought to be the original yolk made of American elm. The bell's recognizable crack is clearly visible--observers have referred to it as a metaphor for the fragility of democracy. Be aware that all visitors are required to go through a security screening at the entrance. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Philadelphia holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Liberty Bell Center and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Liberty Bell is beautifully displayed as everything from the courtyard to the interior of the building leading up to the bell tells a deep story that culminates in the viewing. However (and unders...  more »
  • It's fabulous for anyone with a sense of history or a romance about times that were more romantic than the present. The bell is a symbol of freedom but also of brilliance and courage. It sits across f...  more »
  • The bell has such symbolism, it is a must see in Philadelphia. You will only need say 20 minutes to see the interesting exhibits leading up to the bell itself and the rangers are really helpful with a...  more »
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  • I feel like because I live so close to here I take for advantage all the amazing sights Philly has to offer and this is definitely one of them. Usually always a line out the door but to see a piece of American history it is worth the wait. Free to get in, but they do also accept donations to help keep the bell pristine
  • Very nice. Needs to have better control of visitors so people aren't jockying for positions to get pictures with the bell in the background. Would be better if they had roped off lines to allow each person better access via a line cue.
  • My family and I went to see this great national monument. Truly amazing history here. The line was a bit long but moves quickly. Parking is tough, if you get a spot on the street good for you, otherwise there are a few parking decks nearby, I paid $11 for around an hour.
  • Interesting visit. Good to see. Free entry, but there is a security check on the way on. Doesn't take too long to get through all the info. Liberty bell us the last thing before exit. Quite cool to see and read about it. Don't forget to check out the foundations of the first presidential residence near the entrance.
  • I was so little when I was here, I barely remember being here... But I know I saw it. I remember getting my picture taken by it, too. I have that photo somewhere... SO much history here. Would be fun to go back... Find that picture and replicate the experience. If you are in Philly, you must go see the Liberty Bell.