Liberty Bell Center
Liberty Bell Center
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksMonuments & Statues
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Though it can no longer be rung, the bell remains a lasting American symbol of freedom.
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Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 5th St • 2 min walk
  • 8th St • 4 min walk
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  • Michael A
    Chesapeake, Virginia1,248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice home for the Liberty Bell
    This a nice facility that holds the Liberty Bell. We went on a Friday morning and had to wait about 20 minutes. All the wait is due to the security check point. Wear as little metal as possible the detectors are set very low.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Cornell100
    North Houston, Texas112 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good tour at Liberty Bell
    I am glad I stopped by and took the tour at the Liberty Center in Philly! The great thing is that the tour is FREE and you get to see the original Liberty Bell and learn a little bit of history in the process (or refresh it). Don't be discouraged by the big line, apparently there is always a line there... it does move fast though. Good experience and, for those who may be in town with kids, it would be really exciting for them to be there, too.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Katy
    Moray, United Kingdom833 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting history
    Really enjoyed my trip around the Liberty bell it was very interesting reading all about it and especially being able to get our photo taken next to the bell . The gift shop wasn’t cheap but had some nice things in it. Good day out .
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 July 2023
  • greglinmon
    Las Cruces, New Mexico935 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see, short line
    In town on business, walked down from convention center. Easy walk. No line on a Wenesday at 6pm. Staff nice and professional. Great picture with constitution hall behind. Architect was thinking when designing center.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Jack R
    New York City, New York112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing building with historical information.
    The building the bell is put in has a nice history walk through with information, definitely worth checking out. You can also see the bell from outside. Line gets pretty long so make sure to get there early.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • JeffBreedlove
    Atlanta, Georgia4,562 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Let Freedom Ring
    This is a very special symbol of liberty and freedom and a must visit to all who love America. No tickets required or available. It’s just as simple as getting in line. Obviously, the earlier one goes the shorter the line will be. I have been twice in the past three years and I must say that the line moves fast and people seem to be cooperative about allowing a moment for a good photo Just take a moment and offer to take the next persons group in a photo Parking is, literally, underneath in a garage - but get there early it fills up Go enjoy
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • mrs_un0
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania448 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing time at the Liberty Bell Center with my Son!
    Was able to walk right into the Liberty Bell Center (very little wait) and get through security in about 10 mins. We spent time viewing the exhibits as we made our way to the main attraction, the Liberty Bell! The park rangers were very nice and attentive to answering any questions we had.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Connie C
    Dallas, Texas791 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth seeing!
    We had a short wait in line to get in. You do have to go through security screening which was easy. As you go in there are rooms with pictures and stories if interested. We wanted to see the bell so went right to it. Wished the exhibition was cooler as it was a hot and humid day in Philly.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Estelle Bret
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great!!!
    Visiting the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is like touching a piece of American history. Seeing that iconic crack and imagining the echoes of its ringing during the Declaration of Independence is downright goosebump-inducing. The Liberty Bell Center offers a deep dive into the bell's history and its symbolism in the fight for freedom. However, the one downside is that it can get pretty packed with tourists, especially during the summer months. Waiting in line for your turn to get up close and personal with the bell can be a bit of a patience-tester. But hey, the chance to stand next to this powerful symbol of liberty is worth the wait!
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Chris B
    Michigan498 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something you just have to see when in Philly
    The building could be alot more interesting but it's a piece of history you just need to see. Overall we were in and out quickly. There was a bit of a crowd around the bell and its back lit from the windows so my photos turned out a bit dark.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
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Liekehanna
Rotterdam, The Netherlands199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Obviously a must see when in Philly. Free entry, although you can even see the bell from outside through a window. Security staff was not too friendly so that made it a bit uncomfortable.
Written 15 May 2024
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Krr1975
Sevierville, TN1,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Another bus trip stop. Nice to see. Had to go through security to get in the building and then its a self guided tour. You can spend as much or as little time as you like.
Written 15 May 2024
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Tracy R
Blanchard, OK190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We got in easily the beginning of May. No ticket is required! There’s a security check point when entering, which wasn’t a big deal. There was a line but it wasn’t bad, and it moved quickly enough.
Written 10 May 2024
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Jessie
Virginia212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It's the Liberty Bell! In March crowds weren't bad and we didn't have to wait too long to get in. A must-do if you're in Philly.
Written 8 May 2024
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MeryMeCo
Galesburg, IL939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We saw a long line of people waiting when we boarded our Hop On Hop Off trolley ride so when we got off and there wasn't anyone in line, we headed over there. After passing through security you go through displays until you can get close and take your photos of the Liberty Bell.
Written 8 May 2024
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moodblu
West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We visited the Liberty Bell Center shortly after our tour of Independence Hall. The facility is really nice with a modern and spacious design, showcasing the original Liberty Bell in a big space with a beautiful backdrop featuring glass, gardens outside, and Independence Hall. I would have liked to get a better picture of Independence Hall from there but there were blinds partway down the tall window. Historical information from colonial times line the walls as you walk in toward the bell. There is a security check with no large bags, no weapons, a metal detector, and all bags are subject to inspection. There were a lot of people there, but the self-guided tour didn’t take a very long time. This was well-worth our time and something I’ve looked forward to seeing for a very long time. The site was free of charge.
Written 29 April 2024
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Esteban
Saint Charles, MO178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The museum aspect of the venue was less than I expected but the liberty bell is amazing! The line on the day we visited only took about 15-20 minutes to get through security. The we were finished with pictures by the liberty bell in 10 minutes.
Written 29 April 2024
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Rambolec
Wroclaw, Poland663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
If you want to know a little bit about how democracy started this is the right place. There are a lot of people coming here so its better to beearly. Photo with liberty bell is iconic
Written 26 April 2024
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA718 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This museum is a great way to see the famous Liberty Bell and learn about its history in relationship to American history. Most of the museum covers how the Bell was manufactured and how it has been used to inspire American patriotism in times of crisis over the years. At the far end of the Center is the actual (cracked) bell, which you can photograph. The helpful National Park Service can answer any questions you have about the Bell. A good choice for a quick visit as you walk between museums on Independence Mall.
Written 24 April 2024
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moonlotus18
Hamilton, New Zealand1,943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
What an amazing experience to see the bell up close and personal. We happened to come at a time when the queue was not long. Got our backpacks scanned through security and went in. I enjoyed reading the different displays about the significance of the bell before getting to see it for my self. What a spectacular icon and reminder of all it stands for.
Written 17 April 2024
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