on January 8, 2001
Let freedom ring! Probably the symbol of freedom in this country, the Liberty Bell is rich with history and legend. Rang on July 8, 1776, the sound of this bell drew crowds of citizens to Independence Hall to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Located across from Independence Hall, the bell resides in a glass museum and it is viewable at all hours of the day. If you are in Philadelphia in 2001, please add the Liberty Bell to your list of historical sights to see. This will be the last year that people will be able to take a picture standing next to the bell. Philadelphia is moving the bell about 50 feet to a new Museum and the bell will be sealed up in a glass case for distant viewing. The reason the city is doing this is because the bell has become fragile over the centuries and the acidity in the air is slowly deteriorating this National Treasure.
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm. 9am-8pm in July and August. The bell is visible 24 hours a day. 215-597-8974
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