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 original Liberty Bell is displayed in a magnificent glass chamber with Independence Hall in the background.  The building also offers a video presentation and exhibits about this now famous symbol of liberty.

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Location
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. Visitors exit from the south end of the building, near Chestnut Street. The GPS address is 526 Market Street.

Hours and Fees
Summer hours: daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May 28 - September 5, 2016. Open 'til 8 p.m. July 1 - 4. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 6, 2016 to May 2017. Closed Christmas Day. The security screening area closes 5 minutes before the building closes.

Admission is FREE.

Ticketing
NO tickets are required. Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Exhibits
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.

 

Accessibility
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.

 

Security
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.

 

Images and Historical Information
Check out these photos of 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.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305
Use this number to talk to a park ranger at the visitor center desk for park information. Park rangers are available for calls daily from 8:30am to 7pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During heavy visitation, park rangers are assisting other visitors and may not be able to answer the phone right away. For information about lodging and restaurants, contact the city concierge staff at 800-537-7676.

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