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Liberty Bell Center Tours

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Liberty Bell Center
The Liberty Bell, a 2,000-pound (907-kilogram) piece of American history, was forged in London's Whitechapel Foundry and represents freedom in the city where the Declaration of Independence was crafted. Now set in the Liberty Bell Center, the bell was commissioned in 1752 and has been in Philadelphia since British Colonial rule. 

The Basics
Visit the Liberty Bell Center to see the bell up close and read its famous inscription, which has been an inspiration to US leaders such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and the heroes of the Civil Rights movement. Many Philadelphia city tours include a visit to the center, including walking excursions, Segway tours, small-group driving tours, and hop-on hop-off bus tours. Most excursions also include stops at nearby landmarks such as the National Constitution Center and Betsy Ross House. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There’s almost always a line to enter the Liberty Bell Center, but you can also view the bell through a window on the western side of the building.
  • Wheelchairs are available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis at the Independence Visitor Center, and most buildings in the Independence National Historic Park are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. 
  • You must pass through security to visit the Liberty Bell Center; bring only small bags to minimize screening time. 

How to Get There
The Liberty Bell Center is part of the Independence National Historical Park, located in Philadelphia’s Old City historic district. The nearest train station is located at 8th and Market streets, and the nearest Metro station is 5th Street Station. Street parking is scarce, but there are paid lots nearby. The PHLASH bus operates seasonally (spring and summer) with stops at 20 locations, including the Independence Visitor Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Zoo. 

When to Get There
You can visit the Liberty Bell Center year-round, although the site is typically packed with visitors during summer and school vacation weeks. Opt for an early morning visit to avoid lines and crowds. 

The Liberty Bell’s Famous Crack
Originally cracked during a test ring in 1752, the bell was fixed, cracked again after almost 100 years of regular use, then fixed again in 1846, prior to the anniversary of George Washington's birthday. The bell seen today is proof that “stop drilling,” the technique used to repair that last crack, worked. 
Address: 526 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA
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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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Discover the birthplace of America on this guided walking tour through the country’s most historic area in Philadelphia. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Independence National Historical Park and more than 20 other historic sites on this 1.25-mile trek, including the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and many more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 19.00
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US$ 19.00
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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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Walk in the footsteps of America's founding fathers on this walking tour of Philadelphia's Old City. Visit important landmarks such as Christ Church, the Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters' Hall, and Independence Hall as your guide narrates local history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 28.50
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Philadelphia Segway Tour

Philadelphia Segway Tour

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Experience Philadelphia like never before on this educational and entertaining guided small-group Segway tour. Learn about Philadelphia’s important history and visit popular locations like Penn’s Landing, the Historic District, the Italian Market, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a 5- or 10-mile loop around Center City. Guided Segway training and photos from the tour are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 58.67
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

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Philadelphia is the birthplace of American democracy — and rich in American history. Discover the historical sites in Philadelphia on this expert-guided, 75-minute walking tour. See where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin lived and worked. Stop at some of the city’s most iconic landmark locations, like Independence Hall. Visit the Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress is said to have sewn the first American Flag; plus Congress Hall, the original Supreme Court building, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Franklin Court at the Independence National Historical Park and more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 21.34
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Dark Philly Adult Night Tour

Dark Philly Adult Night Tour

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See the dark side of Philly during this adult night tour developed by a local university professor. Not for the faint of heart, this tour uncovers Philadelphia’s R-rated sites and stories, from vampires, pirate ghost ships, and haunted attractions to torture, executions, and the red light district. You'll also visit historical attractions and see the sights illuminated at night. This tour is not suitable for children.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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US$ 25.00
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US$ 25.00

BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

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See Philadelphia’s historic landmarks and sites while sipping your own beer or wine and hearing little-known facts from a guide. This sightseeing tour by trolley takes the stress off finding a designated driver for exploring as you see tops sights such City Hall, Love Park, Boathouse Row, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’ House, and the Declaration House. Drinks are BYOB.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 37.00
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

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See the sights of Philadelphia at your own pace with a 2-day hop-on hop-off tour that includes admission to Eastern State Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark. With the hop-on hop-off pass, you'll enjoy easy transportation to 27 stops around the city with live commentary by guides on board the double-decker bus. Get off at the attractions that interest you, such as the Rocky Steps, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell, to learn about the history and culture of one of the oldest cities in the U.S.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 65.00
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

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This half-day Philadelphia tour ditches the guidebooks and provides a dose of history from a local perspective. Follow a guide through Old City and visit unmissable Philly landmarks. Then ride the subway to Center City for a happy hour pub crawl that includes beers. This small-group walking tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 102.30
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The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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The tour will commence at the Independence Visitor's Center with an introduction to the topic of Black History during the colonial period. You will hear about the role that Black Americans played in the founding of the nation. The group will continue to the President’s House and hear about the 9 enslaved people who were held there. The group will hear about Martha Washington's handmaid who ran away to escape slavery. The next stop is Congo Square where people of African descent held celebrations. It is also a potter's field where free and enslaved Africans are still buried to this day. The next stop is Bishop White's house. He ordained two Black pastors. One pastor started the African Methodist Episcopal Church. You will hear about the liberation of a woman whose slave owner attempted to abduct her back into slavery and the trial of her rescuers. You will also see the traditional sites of Independence Hall, liberty bell, Congress Hall, and much more
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 37.34
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Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

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Journey back in time on a guided, 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of historic Philadelphia. Visit Philly’s Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill and Old City. This leisurely ride features famous locations like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth Alley, and much more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 136.00
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Eat Drink and Experience Philly Walking Tour

Eat Drink and Experience Philly Walking Tour

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Journey around Philadelphia, see some of the city’s most popular sights and drink four local beers on this full-day walking tour. Your guide takes you to the city’s must-see areas, as well as bars and pubs loved by locals. Along the way, pass the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Queen Village, and Ben Franklin House. Plus, at each of the four bars you stop at, enjoy a beer and a snack.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 143.63
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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight

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Philadelphia is one of the country’s oldest cities—and its centuries of history also include plenty of ghost tales, spooky stories, and other macabre myths and legends. Meet your costumed guide in Center City, and explore Philadelphia’s historical landmarks after dark. You’ll see the highlights of Old City, Society Hill, and Independence National Historical Park, and will also hear tales of hidden burial grounds, haunted houses, and other dark secrets.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 24.00
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Private Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York

Private Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York

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Escape the chaos of the Big Apple and head to another of the East Coast's top cities on this incredible tour that showcases the best of urban and rural American living. Travel from New York to Philadelphia and spend the morning touring the city's top historic sights. See where America was born as you check out Constitution Hall, the Liberty Bell and more. Next, head to picturesque Amish country, where you'll meet some of the 31,000 Amish who call Lancaster County home. See how people live today using practices that date back to the 1800s and follow your own Amish guide through the community. 
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 998.67
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Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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Uncover Philadelphia’s dark past, and visit some of its most famous landmarks besides, on this macabre, small-group walking tour of Center City. Meet your guide (a college professor or trained historian), and set off to sights ranging from Betsy Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley to Christ Church and beyond. As you go, listen to ghost stories, legends about famous serial killers, and other spooky tales. The tour concludes with a beverage or moonshine sample.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 35.00
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Discovering Colonial Philadelphia to now Walking Tour

Discovering Colonial Philadelphia to now Walking Tour

Benefit from a walking tour led by a private guide for an in-depth look at Philadelphia’s colonial heritage and architecture. View a number of architectural styles and buildings that date to the city’s founding, and hear about America’s history and Founding Fathers as well. Stroll through Elfreth's Alley and the Old City, and stop to view landmarks such as Christ Church and the Ghost House at Franklin Court.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 298.67
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Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German

Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German

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Philadelphia is the birthplace of American democracy—and rich in American history. Discover the historical sites in Philadelphia on this expert-guided private walking tour. See some of the city’s most iconic landmark locations, like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Visit the Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress is said to have sewn the first American Flag; plus historic Christ Church, the New Hall Military Museum, the Merchants' Exchange Building, Franklin Court at the Independence National Historical Park and more. Local hotel pickup and drop-off included along with the option of adding on a driving tour for an additional cost.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 195.00
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US$ 195.00
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1776 History and Cheesesteak Tour

1776 History and Cheesesteak Tour

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Discover the history and flavors of Philadelphia on a walking tour. Follow your guide to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other noteworthy sights in the Birthplace of Independence. Get to see some of the favorite haunts of the country’s founding fathers and other influential Americans. The tour cures not only your curiosity, but also your appetite with a cheesesteak sandwich and other popular Philly eats.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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See My Philadelphia

See My Philadelphia

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I have been giving private tours for nine years and will customize the tour to fit your time and the attractions that you want to see. OR I can figure it all out! Stay in Philadelphia or explore the surrounding counties. Your friend in Philly. Seniors our specialty!! 80 five star reviews on Trip Advisor says you are making the right choice! As of July 1, 2020, I have an audio system that allows us to maintain "social distancing", and yet you hear me loudly and clearly!!
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 240.00
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US$ 240.00
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Haunted Pub Crawl

Haunted Pub Crawl

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Embark on a pub crawl with a twist when you visit Philadelphia’s spookiest landmarks and drinking dens. Pick from several convenient departure times, and meet your guide in the heart of Center City. With just a small group for company, you’ll follow your guide to centuries-old cemeteries, macabre colonial landmarks, and other eerie attractions. Then, continue onward to three supposedly haunted bars and taverns, where you’ll enjoy drink samples, snacks, and prize giveaways.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 45.00
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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

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Get a new perspective on the City of Brotherly Love with this nighttime sightseeing tour. Climb on board a double-decker bus and explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer. Visit 27 of Philly’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Penn’s Landing and the Rocky Steps at the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art — on a 90-minute loop around this historic city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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5-Day D.C.+Niagara Falls+Boston+NYC Tour(Philadelphia Departure)( PH5 )

5-Day D.C.+Niagara Falls+Boston+NYC Tour(Philadelphia Departure)( PH5 )

Itinerary will be change in the winter due to certain attraction close for winter. 1. [Delicacy] Boston lobster dinner and New England clam chowder! 2. [Accommodation] All deluxe hotels. 3. [Expert] Tour experts. The only tour operator provides 24/7 uninterrupted customer service hotline. 4. [Explore] Visit 6 noted cities in US. Have a taste of the elegant lifestyle of New York. Visit the iconic city that is the heart of a powerful nation, Washington D.C. Understand the historical importance and heritage of Philadelphia, and Boston. Enjoy the majestic view of the natural wonder, Niagara Falls. In-depth tour inside the campus of Ivy Leagues’ Harvard, and visits the one of the top science research university, MIT. 5. [Entertainment] Learn about US politics, economy, culture, and education system using the shortest amount of time.
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  • 5 days
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US$ 475.00
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2-Day Princeton + Philadelphia + Washington D.C. Tour (NY/NJ Departure) DC2

2-Day Princeton + Philadelphia + Washington D.C. Tour (NY/NJ Departure) DC2

Itinerary will be change in the winter due to certain attraction close for winter. 1. Visit the capital of USA—Washington DC, go inside of US Capitol, and take pictures with the Supreme Court and Library of Congress. 2. Two Days in Washington DC, more time to discover the city. 3. Be on the top of Philadelphia—One Liberty Observation. 4. Taking National Ferry Cruise of Washington DC for sightseeing the city. 5. Taking photos with all 44 presidents in USA by visiting Madame Tussauds DC. Promotional information Buy 2 get 1 free
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  • 2 days
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US$ 76.00
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Private tour of historic Philadelphia: Where the USA began

Private tour of historic Philadelphia: Where the USA began

The United States of America started here. But you knew that. That’s why you’re coming to Philadelphia, right? We will visit the sites and sights that made America’s independence real. We will see the Liberty Bell, a gift from France; Carpenter’s Hall, the oldest trade guild in the country; the President’s House Memorial Site, which served as the “White House” from 1790 to 1800 while Philadelphia was the U. S. capital. We'll enter the church where most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence worshiped, a beautiful sanctuary still in constant use.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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