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Map 3: Independence Hall and the
Liberty Bell Pavilion.
[Graphic] Map 3 with link to higher quality map.
(Based on National Park Service map)

Since 1976 the Liberty Bell has been exhibited in a glass pavilion where it can be viewed by the public 24 hours a day.

Questions for Map 3

1. Note the location of Independence Hall (the renamed Pennsylvania State House) and the Liberty Bell Pavilion. What separates the two sites today?

2. Why do you think the bell was moved from Independence Hall to its present location? What are the advantages of having the Liberty Bell placed in a glass pavilion? What are the disadvantages?

3. Do you think the bell is more effective as a symbol in its present location, or when it was inside Independence Hall? What event occured in 1976 that prompted the relocation of the bell?

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