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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  • Nothing too exciting, but neat to see for sure. It's free to enter and lines were short. Definitely see the bell if you're in Philadelphia!  more »
  • Loved our tour guide, and was neat seeing inside independence hall. So much history!! Glad they have been able to preserve it  more »
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  • The National Park Service people were amazing. They were all so helpful and knowledgeable. We visit a lot of National Parks and National Forests and this group of people that work here are way above the rest. Other National Parks need to take some notes. We took the free walking tour from Benjamin Franklin’s museum that winds through town and ends at his grave. It was very informative. We also stopped by the printing press. Unfortunately they weren’t printing at the time but they were more than happy to tell you how it would work. We also got the free timed entry tour to see Independence Hall. This is a great place to learn about the start of the country.
  • God Bless America. Land that I love. This place is awesome. Perhaps the coolest were the stairs going up to the 2nd floor. So tiny. I hear people were smaller back then. It was amazing during our trip to learn Ben Franklin still makes money. HA! People throw coins on his grave every day. I hear it's up to $2,000 a month in the summer time.

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