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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 Liberty Bell Center and beyond, use our Philadelphia trip itinerary planning website to get the most from your Philadelphia vacation.
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  • Quick and easy through security during the off season. Nice boards describing the bell and its creation. You get to see the bell behind ropes with others so it can take a minute to get a photo... 
    Quick and easy through security during the off season. Nice boards describing the bell and its creation. You get to see the bell behind ropes with others so it can take a minute to get a photo...  more »
  • Did not know that this was not the first Liberty Bell, the first two fell apart. This one survived the journey; however, the bell was comprised of a large number of elements and this flaw contributed....  more
    Did not know that this was not the first Liberty Bell, the first two fell apart. This one survived the journey; however, the bell was comprised of a large number of elements and this flaw contributed....  more »
  • Line was about 10 minutes long to get in. No entrance fee. Well worth the wait and time. Very nice to see the history and actual famous historic Bell. Is much smaller than I expected but very... 
    Line was about 10 minutes long to get in. No entrance fee. Well worth the wait and time. Very nice to see the history and actual famous historic Bell. Is much smaller than I expected but very...  more »
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  • So much history is tucked away in this historic town. Visitors can feel the fabric of American society being woven as they navigate through the relics of time. Paid tickets into the independence hall and the liberty bell not required after 5pm.
  • It's been a very long time since I've been to the Liberty Bell, certainly prior to 2003 when they built the new building. The new exhibit was stunning - the layout was easy to follow, there was so much to read and learn, and they had a good mix of audio/visual to plain reading. Such an important part of our nation's history!
  • The Liberty Bell is a symbol of freedom, but do you know why? This exhibit will walk you through its history. Go at your own pace. If you want to read and watch everything, it will take about 45 min. I recommend the video right before the Liberty Bell, super informative. Also talk to the staff they are friendly and knowledgeable! One fact: this bell is the second, the first had to be melted down and recast many years ago.
  • We arrived to view the Liberty Bell around 3 PM. There was a parking garage just 3 blocks away which was convenient. The line was relatively short, about 20 people deep. The location had some great facts, and it was awesome to see the Liberty Bell!!
  • Great little Museum that happens to be a national park. I found the exhibits to be fairly enlightening I had no idea there was so much history around the actual Liberty bell. The museum was free to get into and there were people there to ask questions if you need it. Not much to the museum so don't expect a lot.

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