on April 9, 2006
Independence Hall houses the most enduring symbol of Philadelphia and one of our country's most important symbols, the Liberty Bell. This 1½-ton bell rang from the top the hall on July 8th, 1776, to summon Philadelphians to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Due to its famous crack, the bell can no longer be ringed without damaging it. It is worth the trip to see this enduring symbol of the ideal of freedom that we should all be striving for as Americans.
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