Family Activities:

Liberty Bell

Attraction

Liberty Bell

6th Street between Market and Chestnut , Philadelphia, 19106, PA

The Liberty Bell offers visitors an interactive experience filled with history about the Bell. Admission is free, and the lines usually move quickly. People do stop to take photos in front of the Liberty Bell. We saw children of all ages at the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell was a crown on Independence Hall. It was placed there in 1776, and on July 8 of that year it rang loudly summoning the people of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The bell was ordered by the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1751 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of William Penn’s Constitution.

What makes this bell so recognizable is its crack. There is a lot of discussion on how the crack was formed, and no set conclusion. It was taken down from Independence Hall in 1846 because the expansion of the crack rendered it unringable.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Historic Must See -

by kitkatSouthJersey

The center is easily located and a pleasant area to walk around. Take in the feel of stepping back in time and appreciate your freedom. You simply must see this in person to fully understand…
Seeing history

by clefofcividale

So meaningful for an armchair historian like me. It means so much more to to see it in person. I can't wait to bring my family one day.