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.
It was just 20 years ago that I last saw the Liberty bell. I remember walking right up to it in a little park. Now they keep it in it's own building and because of security concerns you have to go through a security search that's worse than an airport. Take off your coats, your belt, your wallet. It took us 30 minutes just to get to it.
But.... I'd do it again. It's the Liberty Bell and it was worth it.
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