Independence Hall

Historic Site
Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • Apostolos S.
    "where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution"(18 Tips)
    "where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution"(15 Tips)
    Mark P.
    "get a free tour ticket from the visitor's center."(15 Tips)
    "Then, the iconic Liberty Bell is just steps away!"(9 Tips)
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  • Morris C.
    Morris Caudill1 week ago
    I very much enjoyed my visit there.
  • Apostolos S.
    Awesome free tour where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. So much to see and learn.
  • Christopher M.
    Very short tour of only two rooms but a cool look back in time!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RuzzarinFebruary 22
    Gooooooood place
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanJanuary 10
    Not worth it. You will not learn anything new and the guides were so bored.
  • Justin K.
    Justin KopepasahDecember 5, 2016
    Before you come here, head to the visitor center and grab your ticket.
  • Justin K.
    Justin KopepasahDecember 5, 2016
    Quite a historic area.
  • Shivan S.
    Shivan SarnaDecember 5, 2016
    Free tours! Pick up your tickets at the visitor center. At the center, stop to hear a tale from the storyteller at the bench.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel Marco FernandezOctober 30, 2016
    The building is not so beautiful but the history it has tho...
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GloyOctober 25, 2016
    The declaration of independence and the constitution was signed here. Go on the free tour.
  • Lillian R.
    Lillian RodriguezSeptember 23, 2016
    For me, as a student of was experiencing the epicenter of the formation of our great nation
  • Ellen G.
    Ellen GodfreyAugust 30, 2016
    No admission fee, but you must have a ticket. Get there early because there are a limited number of tickets.
  • Robb B.
    Robb BogoslowskiAugust 22, 2016
    History of the declaration of independence
  • Kathryn T.
    Kathryn Teter FerrelAugust 21, 2016
    Be sure to pick up ticket at visitors center, not at the hall. Great parking at visitors center.#independencehall #visitphilly
  • B.J. E.
    B.J. EllisMay 19, 2016
    Don't cross the street to take a picture dummy.
  • angela g.
    angela gaylorMarch 1, 2016
    Pretty neat, but then they guard told me everything was burned by the British, so these were just "imaginary setups". :(
  • John D.
    John DuncanFebruary 23, 2016
    Who doesn't like Freedom?
  • A S.
    A SFebruary 21, 2016
    If the weather's good, laze around on the park in front of the Hall! Great for people watching with a bit of quiet.
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha MuilenburgJanuary 17, 2016
    Tour is a must. Guide was amazing, left feeling super patriotic.
  • Darryl L.
    Darryl LawlerDecember 1, 2015
    You need tickets!!
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaNovember 29, 2015
    Lines are crazy long
  • Mitch
    MitchNovember 11, 2015
    Pretty cool place! Near the airport - I had an extra 20 minutes in Philadelphia and managed to see the Liberty Bell and Constitutional Hall.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanNovember 5, 2015
    Home of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783 and the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787
  • Thanasis
    ThanasisNovember 2, 2015
    Worth the wait!
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 29, 2015
    Historical, easy to get around, fun to walk through all the buildings
  • Colin N.
    Colin NelsonSeptember 16, 2015
    Unreal. Easily one of the coolest experiences I've ever had. You HAVE to wait in line and take the tour of the inside. Breathtaking views into history.
  • Marialexandra
    MarialexandraSeptember 3, 2015
    Start here and work your way to the rest of the buildings after. The tour is short but full of great information & history.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HighlandAugust 31, 2015
    Pick up your free tix at the Visitors center first! All tours are timed. So get your tix and then head to the Liberty Bell after you've got them while you wait your turn. No tix needed for bell tour.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 26, 2015
    Impress your fellow tour members with a rendition of your favorite musical number from "1776." I went with "Sit Down, John!"
  • Nick S.
    Nick SweetmanAugust 17, 2015
    Tour guides are enthusiastic and engaging! Make sure to get tickets at the visitor center before approaching the building. Daily parking rate underneath was about $20, less if you did hourly.
  • @HeyJK
    @HeyJKAugust 4, 2015
    So - if the visitor's center says it's sold out, go and stand in the line anyway. The Park Rangers let people in if there are open seats
  • Griffin S.
    Griffin ShrevesAugust 3, 2015
    Very peaceful in the park
  • DM
    DMJuly 17, 2015
    It's just like to be in the movie #amazing
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    Get your tickets early. This place never gets old to me. I love walking around here.
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MillerJuly 9, 2015
    A wonderful walk through history.
  • Leah N.
    Leah NeiraJuly 2, 2015
    We took the free tour. The tour ranger was very passionate about the story of Independence Hall, and the tour was short and sweet
  • Mark B.
    Mark BJune 17, 2015
    Get your free tour tickets early. They can run out by 2pm on busy days. Well worth seeing where it all began.
  • Nicko M.
    Nicko M.May 22, 2015
    Great break-up spot.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeliiMay 13, 2015
    Historic area!
  • Colin H.
    Colin HarneyMay 8, 2015
    I expected the tour to be longer and more enriching.
  • Niels S.
    Niels SwimbergheApril 20, 2015
    Had a great tour guide
  • Lucia L.
    Lucia LiApril 14, 2015
    Historical site!
  • visitPA
    visitPAApril 13, 2015
    Take a free tour to see where our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Then, the iconic Liberty Bell is just steps away!
  • James C.
    James CApril 11, 2015
    Must see get there early to get early tickets they go very quickly.
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 21, 2015
    Amazing to see where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed
  • Janis R.
    Janis RinkMarch 15, 2015
    Enjoying this historical tour.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 11, 2015
    Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was completed in 1753 and was the principal meeting place for the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783.
  • Mii K.
    Mii KiiFebruary 11, 2015
    Stay out of Nicholas Cage's way; he's in search of treasure.
  • Alex L.
    Alex Lazo VasquezJanuary 14, 2015
    Go into the museum to have a look up close of the Liberty Bell and learn about its history and meaning
  • Gilles B.
    Gilles BoeykensDecember 13, 2014
    So much interesting history. And all for free. Must visit when you're in Philly.
  • Ovgu C.
    Ovgu C. O.November 3, 2014
    Worth visiting historical place
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloOctober 31, 2014
    You can only get into independence hall with tickets (free!) from the visitor center down the street. They're free, and assign you a time slot for your tour.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaOctober 23, 2014
    One of our National Treasures. Go through security and take the free tour. Park Rangers will discuss rooms with you as well as American History.
  • visitPA
    visitPASeptember 29, 2014
    In the Assembly Room of this National Historic Site in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted and a new nation was born. Visit the birthplace of America for history and charm.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LohmannSeptember 24, 2014
    History. America. Visit and pay your respects.
  • Louis G.
    Louis GardinoSeptember 15, 2014
    Just go to the Liberty Bell instead, really long lines here.
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KemperSeptember 3, 2014
    Take a free tour!
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LewisAugust 31, 2014
    Check out this piece of history at night for a beautifully eery experience.
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerAugust 26, 2014
    You can only go in with a tour group. They like to rush you and get mad when you are a little behind.
  • Sam O.
    Sam Od1eAugust 24, 2014
    Liberty bell is free to get into! (But expect a line)
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    It's historical and must bee!
    ISEPTAPHILLYJuly 2, 2014
    Get here on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street or ride Bus Routes 17, 21, 33, 38, 44, 47 or 48. Read more
  • Micah M.
    Micah MMay 27, 2014
    Get your tickets for the Independence Hall tour first thing at the Independence Visitors Center.
  • Tariq H.
    Tariq HossenbuxMay 17, 2014
    Excellent park clean and well run. You can be inspired here to be free. Read the plaques and learn how it's a beacon for people wanting freedom.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasMay 12, 2014
    Found a new country
  • Nathaniel H.
    Nathaniel HardyMarch 22, 2014
    Beautiful day out there!!!
  • Tim P.
    Tim PateJanuary 13, 2014
    Where the Earth's location in regards to the sun ceases to have meaning, and Nicholas Cage finds some super nifty glasses that allow you to see more clues on the Declaration of Independence.
  • Henggao C.
    Henggao CaiDecember 29, 2013
    Great place and a must see of Philadelphia
  • greg p.
    greg pDecember 21, 2013
    Come when the tourists don't...and you get to go upstairs.
  • Triquetra 3.
    Triquetra 331November 6, 2013
    Can't wait to see it
  • Lorenzo R.
    Lorenzo RodriguezNovember 3, 2013
    Revered site at which they penned the 1996 hit film, Independence Day.
  • Derek D.
    Derek DukesOctober 8, 2013
    Closed. Thanks Bohener!
  • Christine E.
    Christine EnglandOctober 8, 2013
    It's closed due to govt closing
  • Angela T.
    Angela TourangeauSeptember 25, 2013
    What a wonderful tour!! So neat to see all of that history!
  • Marsha S.
    Marsha SwansonSeptember 14, 2013
    After you finish the tour here walk a couple blocks down Chestnut street to Jones restaurant. Great place for brunch.
  • Tia W.
    Tia WareSeptember 8, 2013
    Philly full with lots of History to explore
  • Melissa
    MelissaAugust 27, 2013
    Enjoy lunch in the park!
  • Neill C.
    Neill CaldwellAugust 26, 2013
    Get timed ticket at the Visitors Center and walk across to the tour start at 5th & Chestnut. Tour is remarkably low-key, leaving the setting as the main focus as it should be.
  • Noah K.
    Noah KochAugust 25, 2013
    Really well kept up park. Also the signed the Constitution and whatever here.
  • Terry T.
    Terry TerronesAugust 5, 2013
    The sense of history hear is fantastic. And it's free!
  • Julia P.
    Julia PileJuly 29, 2013
    Order tour tickets ahead if time on the park services website.
  • Julia P.
    Julia PileJuly 29, 2013
    Holly our Park Ranger did a really nice job with the tour.
  • Cat T.
    Cat TuckerJuly 28, 2013
    Kyle the tour guide is hot!!
  • Greg Z.
    Greg ZimmermanJuly 24, 2013
    Get tickets at visitors center; can't buy them at Independence Hall.
  • Kafuru
    KafuruJuly 19, 2013
    Try to get your tickets as soon as possible during times of the year when it's busy, otherwise you will have to try to get squeezed in if they run out.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DeanJuly 18, 2013
    see historical stuff - liberty bell, declaration of independence, etc.
  • Fred G.
    Fred GloverJuly 13, 2013
    Awesome, awesome place! I never get bored of coming here!
  • Robert S.
    Robert SantuciJuly 6, 2013
    Beautiful building
  • LoriPA
    LoriPAJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get your free tickets FIRST at the Visitors Center on Market St. BEFORE going thru security check at the Hall. It's really not that hard to understand, people.
  • Thomas J.
    Thomas JeffersonJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Declaration of Independence —written by Thomas Jefferson & amended by the Continental Congress— was approved here on July 4, 1776. Jefferson often visits in the 21st Century, so keep an eye out!
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 25, 2013
    Brush up on your American history in Philly. Commune with the founding fathers here.
  • Remi L.
    Remi LaiJune 24, 2013
    Buy a poncho at the visitor center across the street on a rainy day!
  • Joy L.
    Joy LundahlJune 23, 2013
    If they are out of tickets wait in line anyway and if there are empty seats they will wave you in
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SmithJune 21, 2013
    Everything is free!
  • US National Archives
    Come to Independence Hall to relive the historical moments where the founding fathers first drafted the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July! Take a look at this display from 1776! Read more
  • Chad M.
    Chad MurrayJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best photo with a group at Independence Hall is taken from outside before you go in through security.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BurbieMay 20, 2013
    The line for the Liberty Bell is ridiculous!
  • Rick M.
    Rick MasonMay 4, 2013
    Get your FREE timed ticket at Independence Visitor Center. Very educational.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HaveyMay 4, 2013
    Make sure you find your correct tour group. We got confused and ended up with a school group. Luckily they had enough room for us. Unluckily, it was a school group.
  • Tracy A.
    Tracy AApril 28, 2013
    Great! The tour guide was very energetic!
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyNovember 13, 2014
    Bağımsızlık bildirgesi kararı burad alınıyor ve burada halka bildiriliyor
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