Liberty Bell & Independence National Historical Park
Few places in the United States offer as much historical and cultural legacy as the Philadelphia Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Located across the street from one another, the two landmarks serve as the most potent symbols of the American revolution and the birth of the young nation.
Independence Historical National Park is the home to both Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. While the Bell was rung at several key moments of the American independence movement, today it is more famous for its symbolic message of universal liberty than its functional purpose. Few buildings in the world have seen more revolutionary history than Independence Hall. The site where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution was debated over and ultimately adopted, visiting the building fills one with a sense of great awe at its proud and revolutionary history.
In addition to the two main attractions,
Independence National Historical Park is also the home of several other
sites associated with the American Revolution. This 45-acre park
comprises much of the historic downtown area of Philadelphia. If not
just for the history, the Park is worth a visit for its serene beauty,
as you can take a stroll along brick cobbled stone paths and admire the
red brick buildings and pristinely manicured green lawns.
The weather in Philadelphia was terrible the day of my tour, so I hopped on and stayed on, but I feel the tour was well worth the $26 i paid. Since there were so few people on the tour that day, and there were long stretches where I was the only person on board, I had almost a " private tour". My tour guide was very knowledgable and quite humorous and I learned a lot about Philadelphia without ever getting off of the bus. He also made sure I got a shuttle back to the Marriott - much appreciated as the weather was so bad. I must also mention the kind lady who assisted me in getting on the tour bus at the Marriott stop. She offered me shelter in the stationary bus, and gave me a lot of information and pointers about Philadelphia. Her enthusiasm about Philadelphia and the tour got the trip off to a great start. You are lucky to have such wonderful staff!
The tour covered a LOT of ground, and I think when I have the chance to return to Philadelphia I will book the 2 day tour as the bus stops at 3 museums and the penitentury, which would take a big chuck of time to tour.
Our tour of Philadelphia was one of the best tours we took. The guide was the best guide we had on our trip
Relaxing and pleasant tour showing all of Philadelphia's most historic spots. Well worth it.