The Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia
Located in the birthplace of American freedom, the Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will give the tourist all of the facts and a detailed historic perspective about this iconic symbol. The center is free and open throughout the year. However, all guests must pass through security screening before entering. Hours vary by season so the visitor will want to check times prior to visiting.
In addition to viewing the Liberty Bell on the original yoke, the visitor will be fascinated by an x-ray view of the bell. The famous crack is shown and explained. A film produced by the History Channel will show the many ways that American groups have use the Bell to represent the pursuit of freedom. The Center is also filled with other exhibits that dramatize how the Bell has been used on all types of articles throughout the years.
Next to the Liberty Bell Center is Independence Hall, the original home of the bell. There are many photo opportunities as well as docents available to answer questions.
Liberty Bell Center address and hours
The Liberty Bell Center
600 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: +1 215 965 2305
The Liberty Bell Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Last updated by Becca Goodman on 13 April, 2011 in Destinations.