Liberty Bell Center

Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia: Hours, Address, Liberty Bell Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Liberty Bell Center
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & 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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 5th St • 3 min walk
  • 8th St • 5 min walk
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY145 contributions
Liberty Bell
Jul 2021
An awesome spot to see the Liberty Bell. There's a line to go through security, but they move very efficiently. There are interesting exhibits both inside the center and outside about the history of the Bell, and you can see the Bell at the end. Love visiting this spot every time I'm in Philadelphia!
Written 20 September 2021
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Michael N
Berkeley, CA104 contributions
Surprisingly Informative Exhibit In Addition to the Bell
Sep 2021
I'm a huge American history nerd, and even I wasn't so keen to visit the Liberty Bell on this, my first visit to Philadelphia. But, it was free, and it was close to Independence Hall, so I decided to check it out.

And I'm glad I did. There was an exhibition there that had some really interesting material about the Liberty Bell and its connections to significant struggles for freedom throughout American history. I was very pleasantly surprised by this. It wasn't outstanding, but it was engaging, enjoyable, thought-provoking, and even critical.

And yes, the bell is just a bell. My recommendation is, don't go for the bell, go for the other exhibit there.
Written 17 September 2021
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Mama Bear P
Indianapolis, IN15 contributions
A touristy thing to mark off your list
Sep 2021 • Family
Very organized to get in and out. Security was pretty easy and the guards were friendly. We were allowed to take photos of the bell. The two groups in front of us took their masks off for photos and no one said anything, so I took mine off and one of the guards shouted at me and said "the virus doesn't make exceptions for photos". Obviously I know that, but we were about 10+ feet away from everyone else and I watched the lady monitoring the photos let the two previous groups take their masks off so I seriously thought we were allowed. Still a nice place to see. I wouldn't see it again. It's just one of those touristy things to do if you've never been to the area.
Written 2 September 2021
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Abby M
Upland, CA249 contributions
A must see when in Philadelphia
Sep 2021 • Couples
To see the bell is free but you need to stand in line. We went on a Monday and waited about 20 minutes outside. They let a certain amount of people inside and we had to wear a mask. For anyone who wants to go to the independence hall you need to get tickets. They have them online but they go fast. Just keep that in mind.
Written 31 August 2021
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Jennette R
Leadville, CO616 contributions
Its a Bell
Aug 2021
Yes it is a bell, but a bell with history. Free to visit, alhtough you might have to wait in line. It is iconic. Glad we got to see it. It was intresting see the lead up presenations like at a musuem with all the icons that have stood in front of the bell.
Written 31 August 2021
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yapmd
NY629 contributions
The bell
Aug 2021
History lesson. No tickets needed, but there is a line up to 30 minutes on Saturday afternoon. They let 10 in at a time for up to 60 inside. You can also see the bell from the outside without having to line up!
Written 25 August 2021
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TBSMKS
Northbrook, IL3,147 contributions
An Important Momento of History
Aug 2021 • Couples
We stood on line for 45 minutes to see the Liberty Bell. Due to Covid restrictions they are limiting the number of people into the building in which it is housed - totally understandable. The exhibit you walk through to see the bell was informative. The Bell was smaller than I remembered from 50+ years ago when I last visited on a school trip. But it was still wonderful to see- an important symbol of our freedom.
Written 22 August 2021
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WaJello
1,265 contributions
Fun History Lesson
Jun 2021 • Family
First tip: get there early. We arrived in a hot day and waited in line for at least an hour. The number of people in the exhibit are limited but the good news is that it doesn’t cost anything and it doesn’t take long to get through the exhibit. There’s some fun information but only about 50% of it peaked our interest enough to actually read it. The bell was fun to see. There is a window on the outside though that you can see the bell through if you don’t want to wait around to get in.
Written 22 August 2021
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Kswett
Flint, MI645 contributions
Love the history in this area
Aug 2021 • Family
Waited in a line to see the bell, surprisingly the line went pretty fast. Masks are required inside, one of the guards had a box of them in case you forgot. You can get up pretty close to the bell for pictures. Just another stop on our history walk.
Written 21 August 2021
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Matthew M
1 contribution
Amazing peeve of history!
Sep 2020 • Friends
Awesome piece of history, definitely worth the trip! Crazy to think that a piece of our revolutionary war is right there!
Written 1 August 2021
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