There are few greater symbols of American freedom than the Liberty Bell. Having been commissioned in 1752 (and recast in 1753), the bell has been in Philadelphia since the days when America was simply another colony in the British Empire. While the bell never actually tolled on the July 4, 1776, it represents the city where the Declaration of Independence was crafted and is a stoic reminder of America's values of liberty and freedom.
When visiting the Liberty Bell Center today—whether independently or as part of a walking tour—take a close look at the 2,000-pound piece of history that's older than America itself.
The Liberty Bell Center is part of the Independence National Historical Park. Entry to the Liberty Bell Center is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you can minimize your time by visiting early in the morning. The nearest restrooms are at the Independence Visitor Center, where parking is also available. The nearest train station is at 8th and Market street, and the nearest Metro station is 5th Street Station. Parking is also available.