Liberty Bell Center

6th St. & Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106- Map It
Phone: (215) 965-2305

AAA Editor Notes

Liberty Bell Center, on 6th St. between Chestnut and Market sts. within Independence National Historical Park, houses the renowned bell that announced America's birth as a new nation in 1776 and was used as a symbol in the 19th-century abolition movement. Today the 2,080-pound bell is encased in a glass chamber, and admirers will see Independence Hall in the background. The bell's yoke, made of American elm, is believed to be the original.</br>The center includes exhibits about the bell's significance as a worldwide symbol of freedom. An 11-minute video presentation, available in a dozen languages, tells the story of its origins.</br>Note: Access requires visitors to pass through security screening.</br></br>
Station: 5th
Hours: Daily 9-5. Closed Christmas. Allow 30 minutes minimum.