In 1751, William Penn asked that the new bell being cast for the Pennsylvania Statehouse be engraved with the words, Proclaim ... More
In 1751, William Penn asked that the new bell being cast for the Pennsylvania Statehouse be engraved with the words, Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof. The bell rang to call citizens to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and was later dubbed The Liberty Bell by abolitionists, who adopted the bell as a symbol of their fight for freedom for all Americans. Talks on the history of the bell are presented continually during open hours, which vary season to season.
We had a nice day to walk around. No line on a Wed around 11am. Security goes through bags. Nice displays and you can get right up to the bell. Good pics. Short enough diaplay for little kids. I went with a 11 yr old boy and 5 yr old girl. Nice piece of history. Free.
The liberty bell will always be a great thing to see because it is part of American history but also because of what it simbolizes. People should definetly go see this thing, especially if you haven't seen it yet. It is so great and you will learn a lot about it and what it stands for. I think it is worth a little 10 minute trip to see it. It is sooooo worth it.
loved the liberty bell and historic area, back streets were awful experiance. the streets were nasty and the people were not nice at all, the bums were every where and askin for money to buy beer. i am a given person but not for that. if they want beer money they can work for it like me.
The museum appears to be a new addition and was attractive and set the mood for viewing and posing for a photo with the Liberty Bell.
Situated just across the street from its original bell tower in Independence Hall, the bell is prominently displayed and surrounded by displays and historical exhibits. Informative, although they caused foot traffic to slow to a crawl. We wanted to view the bell itself and then get back outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Waiting time for a picture with the bell was between 5 and 10 minutes.
The weather was so incredible during Labor Day weekend, we did not spend much time inside any of the city's museums. Far too nice.
Seeing the bell up close was worth the hassle of going through the security process. The security process was no worse than what one goes through at the airport. It's worth it to make sure a national treasure like this is protected. The exhibits leading up to the bell are interesting historical factoids, but the bell itself obviously is the main attraction. It's great that you can see it up close and that it's not encased in glass or plastic to protect it.
being a visitor in September 2006 the Liberty Bell was one of the first things I wanted to see. My sister and I went on Tuesday afternoon and it really wasnt that busy. We looked at all the displays and then we had our picture taken with the Liberty Bell. Be sure and visit the site. it is well worth it!!
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