Liberty Bell Center
Liberty Bell Center
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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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
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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 • 3 min walk
  • 8th St • 5 min walk
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MarieP
New Haven, CT7 contributions
Never dissapoints. Guides are knowledgeable and the museum is very informative. No tickets required to enter.
Written 23 September 2022
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leedjjck
East Hampton, CT964 contributions
A must-see site to experience American history and what this symbol of America meant to our country thru the ages. Lots of people, especially American, lack the knowledge of what the bell means from our earliest development as a nation to today and our future. Recommend you take your time thru each exhibit before seeing the bell or go back to the exhibits after seeing the bell to appreciate how the bell was made to today's ongoing developments.
Written 15 September 2022
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601greggj
Cincinnati, OH13 contributions
It only takes a few minutes to walk through the (free) center. The center tells the whole story of the bell's life. Nicely done.
Written 12 September 2022
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Kristin291
Milford, PA45 contributions
The building that you have to go through has security. Once you get through the metal detectors there is so much history and items that you can look at. There is pictures and descriptions on every wall that are easy to read. At the end you can see the bell and take a great picture.
Written 6 September 2022
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Kiki178131
Boston, MA65 contributions
There's a whole indoor museum to explore for history buffs, but if you're just there for a quick selfie with the bell, that works too! It was super hot the day we were there, so we sort of breezed through the museum. It wasn't crowded at all and it was free!
Written 17 August 2022
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Julie B
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Couples
What a wonderful experience. After starting at the Independence Visitors Center which was very helpful, we crossed the street to the Liberty Bell. There was a modest line that moved quickly. We perused the displays among a variety of people. Everyone was courteous. The bell itself is set up so it’s easy to see and it’s possible to get a selfie or just a great shot of the bell with Independence Hall in the background. We had plenty of time to make our tour of Independence Hall. Seeing & taking in the history is well worth the time.
Written 13 August 2022
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anderson213
Hannibal, MO679 contributions
What a Liberty Bell visit actually is: one stands in a security line. The NPS will encourage you to arrive early. We had underground garage parking and managed to be in line at 8:45; we were the third ones to enter. There's a few "informational" displays after the security check--nothing really surprising or interesting--mostly things one could easily read on most websites about the Liberty Bell. Then you get the photo-op. Rangers are there not to answer much and certainly not to help with picture taking (they repeat that to all who approach). Then you leave.

It's quick: just like most roadside attractions, but this one has security beside it.

This might be a good thing for little kids and their parents, but that's all it is, and without any real substance--even the Visitors Center didn't have a video about the bell or our forefathers. Instead, there was a video about Philadelphia and nature--I think--there was no sound and when someone notified a ranger about the lack of auditory ability, the ranger said that he wasn't able to fix it himself, but he would call upstairs to get it taken care of. 30 minutes later, there was still no sound.
Written 1 August 2022
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samantha h
72 contributions
Family
Line moves quickly but go at your own pace. Picture is easy to take and it’s free ! Great for all ages.
Written 30 July 2022
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David M
15 contributions
I absolutely loved the framing with a giant window that allows you to see Independence Hall from the location.

However, it's just a quick (free) breeze through some information before you wait your turn to take a photo.
Written 27 July 2022
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Patricia R
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Looking at History, The places were so real. The Liberty Bell was more than I expected. What more can I say to submit this review.
Written 27 July 2022
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