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.
Long lines to get in. Plus security is so tight. Who is going to blow up an old bell, why not something major. My disabled mother wsa forced to get out of her wheelchair. She had to prove she was disabled. You could tell by looking at her. So when she fell, they finally believed her. The view of Independence hall is great. But trying to get a pic of the bell, there is just to many people.
I loved this monument, we were of the last few to be able to touch the "Bell" before it was encased. The liberty Bell is a sign of strength and I would encourage anyone to go see it and hear the history of it. It is amazing how inacurate the history books are when it comes to things like this. Take a tour of Independence Hall and listen to the guides as they relive the things that happened there and share their welth of experience with you.
Security is tighter, but we live in a different world than 20 years ago, so you get over it and move on. Personally, I'd rather have our artifacts protected! The value can't be beat, like much of the gorgeous history around Philadelphia. Definitely do not miss this one!
The security is tight(about the same as an airport) which is understandable and then theres a bunch of artifacts with little descriptions and facts relating to the bell before you actually get to it. I mean its one of those things you have to see in your lifetime, whether you are american or not. I did get a really cute picture and now I can tell people I went. Just when you go dont expect too much or you may be let down.
My first trip to Philly in July. The Liberty Bell was fantastic!! The security line wasn't that bad and it's worth it to keep our bell safe. Beautiful new building for the bell and a beautiful, clean city!! I highly recommend a visit to this historical city!!!
The liberty bell is one of the city's most famous attractions, and it has huge historical significance. So if you're in the city, why not stop by and see the bell. It doesn't take much time, but it's worth seeing.
I enjoyes eeing the liberty bell after I have heard about all of my life. The atmosphere is not the because of its location but I can undertsand why its there. That would be because the liberty bell was in Philadelphia originally. I would pay money for just so my kids can go and see it.
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