We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Independence Hall Museum

16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 6688119, Israel
+972 3-517-3942
Review Highlights
Must visit while you in Tel Aviv

I didn't expect much from this place, but it was extremely interesting. I found out a lot of useful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Oksana H
Limassol, Cyprus
Moving experience visiting this historic building

Just sitting in the room where the Israeli declaration of Independence was presented, and seeing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Atlanta, GA
Read all 664 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Independence Hall- the birthplace of the State of Israel and the birthplace of the first Hebrew speaking city, Tel-Aviv. As one of the forerunners to the Historical Sites of the State of Israel, this house (cornerstone 1910) tells the story of the beginnings of the City of Tel-Aviv, Meir Dizengoff - the first Mayor of Tel-Aviv, and the famous ceremony which took place on May 14, 1948, as David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. Through audio-visual mediums come take part in the exciting moment in the birth of the State of Israel.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“short film” (24 reviews)
“actual room” (19 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 6688119, Israel
+972 3-517-3942
Write a Review
Reviews (664)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 520 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't expect much from this place, but it was extremely interesting. I found out a lot of useful information and new things about the city and the country. Very good English speaking guide, fantastic story taller. time flies

Thank Oksana H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just sitting in the room where the Israeli declaration of Independence was presented, and seeing the short film about the events leading up to this, was wonderful. And on Rothschild Boulevard where this building is located, is a delightful statue of the first mayor of...More

Thank SusanAtlanta_GA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice enthusiastic guides with amusing patter. The art is a good enough reason to go by itself. Watch out for bicyclists

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most historic locations that relates to the foundation of the state of Israel. Here the declaration of Independence was proclaimed by David Ben Gurion on 29 November 1947.

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 1 week ago

For your first visit to Israel, this is a must see. To truly understand the beginning of the state of Israel, this is a great place to start. The presentation is engaging and just the right length of time to keep everyone engaged!

Thank Lisa_9024
Reviewed 1 week ago

I give 5 stars only for the historical significance of the place. It is exactly one room in an old bunker that was used as a museum. (see all the pictures here in TA, that is exactly what you will see, not one bit more)....More

Thank 814RH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small and interesting museum and historic sight. You sit in the room where Israel declared independence. On our visit there was a presentation in English that lasted about 1/2 hour and was quite interesting and moving. This included information about the founding of Tel...More

Thank AMS48301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happening upon significant historical sites in modern Tel Aviv is not as easy as in Jerusalem, but this is one of the majors. On May 14, 1948, in this converted art museum, Israel (and David Ben-Gurion) declared its independence. All that's needed is a very...More

Thank BikeOdyssey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not expecting to be so moved by this Museum. It was another opportunity for me to understand how the State of Israel came to be and the struggle there was to survive. At the end of our tour, we heard the taped speech...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see museum filled with very important history about the neighborhood, its development and the eventual announcement of independence for the State of Israel. Many of the displays are authentic and fascinating. I think the staff needs to evaluate the activity flow...More

Thank MissMem
Nearby Restaurants
445 reviews
.03 km away
Vong Vietnamese Kitchen
329 reviews
.03 km away
396 reviews
.06 km away
Tzfon Abraxas
398 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hagana Museum
103 reviews
.13 km away
The Great Synagogue
34 reviews
.24 km away
Migdal Shalom Tower (Tower of Peace)
33 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ellen S
16 June 2017|
Response from marionvoyageuse2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Ellen, It's probably open till 2 pm. Except Friday afternoon and Saturdays. check Independence Hall Museum opening-hours But worth it, really. After that, you can walk in the nice streets of Neve Tsedek.
Marge C
21 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from SuperGrandma15 | Reviewed this property |
About 1 1/2 hr should be sufficient.
Arthur W
26 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure but I would be very surprised if it's open on Saturday.