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Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia

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Monument Historic Site
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 Center is outstanding. This was my second visit and I am continued to be amazed at this marvelous center and its history. A must on your visit to Philadelphia.  more »
  • Gorgeous place to see. Pack a lunch and enjoy some wonderful scenery. Worth a visit for sure. Will go back again!  more »
  • We enjoyed learning about how the Liberty Bell signified freedom for not only colonist but has been a symbol of freedom for the slaves and for woman. It was a great history lesson. Free to get in. The...  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.
  • Rich with information concerning the Liberty Bell. Fun trinkets and items celebrating the the history of the bell since it's creation. Nice air condition hall with the bell itself at the end!! You can get very close to it.
  • What a sense to be in a country on its Independence Day!!!Yes, its 4th July and the crowd is amazing. A true symbol of American Independence. Liberty Bell is a must visit site while in US. Make sure you include this in your plan-ofcourse if history interests you....also must visit Independence Museum.....hey guys these historic places are in Philadelphia....once a capital city of USA.
  • Very friendly staff. Super helpful, also with little kids. The bell is cool and there's a whole lot of symbolism around it. As a European, the history is comparably young and things aren't THAT old, still I enjoyed the little tour

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Where to stay in Philadelphia

Most of Philadelphia's hotels cluster around the compact city center, ensuring quick and easy access to major tourist sights and activities. The only drawback to staying in this area is the lack of free parking, so if you're exploring by car, considering booking into a bed and breakfast in one of the city's residential blocks. Visitors planning on longer stays can also consider several apartment hotels, offering spacious furnished units with complimentary Wi-Fi, free bike rentals, and access to rooftop terraces.
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