Liberty Bell Memorial Museum, Melbourne

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The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum is located at 1601 Oak Street, Melbourne, Florida in Wells Park and is located adjacent to Melbourne Military Memorial Park. The museum is free to enter, and is divided into two main components: The Rotunda of American History and Freedom Hall.
Honor America Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to American history and heritage, founded the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum using a former concrete ground water storage tank and the pump house of the original Melbourne Water Works to house the museum. Architect Joe Vislay designed the water storage tank and pump house and contractor Robert Stitzel built it. Honor America Inc. expanded the museum in 2005, adding the Freedom Hall annex to the existing facility. In 2013, the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum won the prestigious Colonel John H. Magruder III Award given by the Marine Corps Historical Foundation for excellence in depicting Marine Corps history.
The Rotunda houses exhibits relating to American history. These exhibits include a timeline of the history of the American nation, patriotic and historic artifacts and ephemera, Florida-specific history, and a full size replica of the Liberty Bell.
The museum's replica Liberty Bell was cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the casters of the original bell commissioned for the Pennsylvania State House (what is now called Independence Hall). It was purchased with funds raised by local schoolchildren during the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration.
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  • The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum will hold a grand reopening ceremony on Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:30pm. The public is invited to this exciting event. After being closed for awhile to the public a...  more »
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  • Been meaning to visit here for a long time since they dont charge admission. We finally made it for a cub scouts trip after the Veteran's day parade. It's a quaint little gem that is very friendly for kids and groups.
  • It was closed so I wasn't able to go inside but the park outside was beautiful and very well maintained.

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