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Independence National Historical Park

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Address: 143 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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+1 215-965-2305

One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home...

One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall.

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Gilbert Stuart - Painting President George Washington in Philadelphia

Close to Carpenters’ Hall on Chestnut Street in the Old City is a lovely pocket park and the plaque near the side walk proclaims that this is the site where the renowned American... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Close to Carpenters’ Hall on Chestnut Street in the Old City is a lovely pocket park and the plaque near the side walk proclaims that this is the site where the renowned American portrait painter Gilbert Stuart lived for a time and painted America’s early national leaders, including George Washington. I was curious and wondered who was Gilbert Stuart and... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic tour here, set up by our National Park Travelers Club. Very interesting. Every American should take this tour and hear the interest story the tour guide gave on the Delaware quarter. So much to see and do in this area. Had fun doing the Junior Ranger program. See the movies at the Visitor Center. Also, good... More 

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Spokane, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the quick tour and did not have time to watch the short films or read the displays in detai. You could spend 60-90 minutes easily and then cross the street to Independence Hall. Pick up your tour tickets for independence hall in the Liberty Bell Center.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a nice area with helpful and friendly staff. It is the center of many low priced or free activities. The bell, hall and visitors centers are all free and fun.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been looking forward to this trip for some time and it did not disappoint. The National Park Service do a great job with this relic. I enjoyed visiting the Liberty Bell and it was so well thought out and it kept the groups of people moving smartly through the display. Great Job!

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must see attraction for all Americans. Seeing Independence Hall (get there early for tickets) and the Liberty Bell are awe-inspiring. The movies in the visitor center are excellent and give you a wonderful sit-down break from all the walking around historic Philadelphia. Seeing where the founding fathers of our country debated and made decisions so that we... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The area is set with the Liberty Bell display right across the street form Independence Hall. There as a lot of activity on the Mall the day we were there. This is a necessary part of any visit to Philly.

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Hudson Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice display. Educational. No charge to enter though they do accept donations near the liberty bell. The Liberty bell sits at the far end of the building and can be seen from outside as well. Everyone is taking advantage of the photo op and they are all pretty generous about taking your picture for you if you return the favor.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great change to see the bell up close. The line can get quite long, so best to get there early. If your time is limited, or you get there after closing, you can still see the bell through the window. It is even lit up at night.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Independence Park should be on everyone's "to do" list while in Philadelphia. The beauty is wonderful in itself, but the history is what I'll remember. It only takes a few minutes to get through the display, and it's free to enter.

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