Visiting the Liberty Bell Center

The Liberty Bell displayed in the chamber of the Liberty Bell Center, with Independence Hall visible in the background.

The Liberty Bell is displayed in a magnificent glass chamber with Independence Hall in the background.

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The original Liberty Bell is on display inside the Liberty Bell Center. The buildings also offers a video presentation and exhibits about this now famous symbol of liberty. Learn about the origins of the State House bell and and its transformation into an international icon of freedom.
Liberty Bell Center exterior, showing the south end of the glass and brick building.

There are separate entrance and exit doors at the Liberty Bell Center.  Visitors enter from the north doors.  The exit is from the south end of the building, shown here.

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The Liberty Bell Center is located at 6th and Market Streets. Entrance doors are located on the north end of the building, near the President's House Site. The GPS address is 526 Market Street.


Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May 23 - September 7, 2015. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 8, 2015 - May 2016. Extended hours during World Meeting of Families, September 19 - 24, 2015, open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. The security screening area closes 5 minutes before the building closes.


Admission is FREE.


NO tickets are required. Entrance is on a first-come,
first-served basis.
Exhibits about the Liberty Bell line the left side of the hallway in the Liberty Bell Center.

Ask a park ranger if you have any questions about the information in the exhibits.

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Exhibits line the left side of the hallway in the Liberty Bell Center. Topics range from the founding of the State House bell (now known as the Liberty Bell) to its use by abolitionists, and advocates for women's suffrage. The exhibit area includes a video presentation (approximately 10 minutes long) about the Liberty Bell.

For International Visitors

The video presentation is offered in several languages. Written information about the Liberty Bell is also available in a dozen languages. Please ask a park ranger for these services.

Wheelchair accessibility symbol

                    The Liberty Bell Center is accessible.


The Liberty Bell Center is wheelchair accessible. The video presentation is open captioned and audio described. Assistive listening devices are available. Visitors are encouraged to touch the replica of the Liberty Bell's inscription in the exhibit area. There are NO restrooms (accessible or otherwise) in the Liberty Bell Center, but restrooms are available in the nearby Independence Visitor Center. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.

Xray of the Liberty Bell, showing the interior brace called a "spider".

This X-ray of the Liberty Bell shows the interior brace added in 1915.

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Visitors must pass through a security screening area to visit the Liberty Bell Center. To maximize your visit to the park, and to minimize your security screening time, the park recommends that you bring only small bags, if necessary. No weapons, pepper spray, or pocket knives are permitted into the building.

Close up of the repair and the crack in the Liberty Bell.

Look carefully and you'll see a thin crack that developed out of an earlier repair.

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Additional information about the Liberty Bell

Want to learn more about the famous crack, or the timeless inscription? Additional resources about the Liberty Bell are available on our website.

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