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The Liberty Bell at Pennsylvania
Distance from hotel: 14.37 miles
Category: Attractions

Freedom Rings at the Historic Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

America's most symbolic icon of freedom, the Liberty Bell got its name during the Civil War. The old State House Bell became a herald of liberty in the 19th century and provided a rallying cry for abolitionists wishing to end slavery. Interpreted differently over the years, the enduring message still rings true: the right to freedom in every individual's life. Visit the Liberty Bell Center in historic Philadelphia and gaze upon the cracked bell and see fascinating exhibits and films. Head out to explore Independence Hall, formerly the Pennsylvania State House, where the old bell rang before it was moved.


Prices -

Admission is free


  • 9 am to 5 pm (Liberty Bell Center)
  • Hours may be extended during the summer


  • Ranger Programs
  • Living History Tour
  • Tippler's Colonial Pub-crawl


  • Photography
  • Video presentations
  • Field trips
  • Podcast tours
  • Cell phone audio tours
  • Shop the bookstore


  • Do I need tickets to see the Liberty Bell?

    While Independence Hall does require tickets, entrance to the Liberty Bell is free. Visitors are advised to check out the detailed guide to avoid any confusion while they are checking out the sights and sounds of this historic destination in Philadelphia.
  • Does the Liberty Bell still ring today?

    While the bell does not physically ring today, the message of liberty and freedom still rings true. Even though for many years the bell was struck with a mallet to recreate the tolling sound, the actual clapper has been immobilized since 1915.

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