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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  • Fantastic Historical Museum with the Liberty Bell. It is encased inside of a building if you want to see it in person but the viewing area is All Glass on the building so you can also see it from the outside on the sidewalk without having to enter the museum. This also allows you to see it at night because they light up the Liberty Bell inside the glass room so it's easily visible from the street. They were doing recent Renovations when I was there so it will be even bigger and improved there's lots of other historical items to see. The whole area is covered in cobblestone and has pretty streets and there's a nice Riverwalk a short distance away. Seeing the Liberty Bell in the surrounding area can be a great day trip for somebody looking to do something that won't cost any money and doesn't mind walking around a bit. I'll attach a few photos so you can see the view from the street as I did not go inside due to it being after hours.
  • I love this part of Philly! If I'm not in Philly for a museum, this is where you'll find me! I went here for a field trip back in 2007 on April 20, and there was a peaceful protest of humans sitting in a big peace sign. A few of us got away from the pack and sat in on it. The teachers couldn't be made because we were now part of history, which was why we were there, so it was just great to be there. MOST IMPORTANTLY, if you like cheese steaks, there is a little cart right across the street that has the best in the area. Forget pats and ginos, who has thick, hard bread, little steak, and squeeze cheese, carts of the street is where it be, best cheese steaks ever!! I drive to this cart by the liberty bell just for cheese steaks. I love them!!! Plus you get to walk around and enjoy the beauty and culture of this part of town with the inspiring cobblestone roads and beautiful buildings, plus there's a cute little beer garden.
  • I can remember this before it was in the Liberty Mall. Now in a liberty Mall it just seems kind of like a tourist attraction. Across the way they have video shows showing the history of it, but when I went in there they were to homeless people fighting and they didn't seem to be any staff around to stop it, which kind of ruins the historical aspect of it. I mean it's definitely worth seeing, but I probably won't go back.
  • If you love history and are unfamiliar with the story of the Liberty Bell, you will gain invaluable knowledge. There's an outdoor historical information place off Market Street; which leads into the Liberty Bell Center. It's quite popular with affordable parking nearby & is rich in historical context. I went during childhood and as an adult, the updated center & background stories provide a glimpse into the struggle for liberation & freedom.
  • The museum is free, and has a great history display about both the Bell and it's place in history. Very family friendly. Bring a camera this place was designed to provide great photo ops. Also if you are still around cost the park after dark, the museum may be closed but seeing the site lite up is moving.
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