Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia

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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  • A visit to Philadelphia, with the grandsons (ages 7 and 11) would not be complete without a visit to the Liberty Bell. The Center is informative and educational. Visitor control makes viewing the Cent...  more »
  • This was the 4th time I have visited the Liberty Bell center & it is always great! Every American should visit here!! Interesting history lesson, great photo opts, & very meaningful! During the summer...  more »
  • Yeah, this bell doesn't toll. But it does still inspire. With exhibits and video, the history of not just the bell but the fledgling country itself, is laid bare before you. If you're going to read ev...  more »
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  • The National Park Service people were amazing. They were all so helpful and knowledgeable. We visit a lot of National Parks and National Forests and this group of people that work here are way above the rest. Other National Parks need to take some notes. We took the free walking tour from Benjamin Franklin’s museum that winds through town and ends at his grave. It was very informative. We also stopped by the printing press. Unfortunately they weren’t printing at the time but they were more than happy to tell you how it would work. We also got the free timed entry tour to see Independence Hall. This is a great place to learn about the start of the country.
  • God Bless America. Land that I love. This place is awesome. Perhaps the coolest were the stairs going up to the 2nd floor. So tiny. I hear people were smaller back then. It was amazing during our trip to learn Ben Franklin still makes money. HA! People throw coins on his grave every day. I hear it's up to $2,000 a month in the summer time.
  • We had never seen the Liberty Bell, so we decided to go when we got stuck in Philly after missing our connection. It's free to get in. There was a pretty long line to get through security though. It moved fast so we didn't have to wait long. There's a bunch of historical information leading up to the bell itself. For some reason I thought it was going to be bigger than it was. It was neat to see once, but nothing that exciting. It's worth stopping by if you're in Philly.
  • We had friends visiting from Italy for a few days. Philly was one of our favorite places to visit with them. There was a 10-minute line to enter the museum where the Bell is located, because of security checks at the entrance. Then you walk through a long hallway to read the whole story of this Bell and how it became the symbol of liberty that we know today. The Bell is at the end of this short tour. Then you can head over to the visitor center to get tickets for all the other attractions.
  • They were able to make a relatively simple visit in a true historic experience. Lots of nice displays with facts and memorabilia well distributed. Although a lot of people were visiting at the same time, the spaces are good enough to move around without spoiling the visit. Nice and close view of the Liberty Bell itself. It worth the small line (due to security checking) to enter the center
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