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.
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.
Note: Access requires visitors to pass through security screening.