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One of the most Important Historic Sites In Pennsylvania!
Since it was cast in 1752, the Liberty Bell has become a symbol of our nation's dedication to freedom, seen every year by millions of visitors from across the globe. The Liberty Bell Center houses the bell in a beautiful display, open to all the public all year round. The center is eager to educate its visitors on the exact history of the bell, and the mystery of its famous crack. Almost no physical object (except perhaps the Declaration or Constitution) captures so well the spirit of the United States, and it will continue to capture the attention and admiration of the public for years to come.
Let Freedom Ring!
As an iconic symbol of freedom, the Liberty Bell was used to represent not only the freedom of colonists, but also as a symbol of freedom by abolitionists in the 1830s. The bell was last rung in1846 as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday. Today, it is visited year round as a historic landmark in Philadelphia. The crack in the bell is a mystery to this day, but feel free to ask Liberty Center educators what their thoughts are on why it cracked!
The Liberty Bell Center has taped presentations showcasing the history of Bell. Stop in at any time; no tickets are required! The Liberty Bell is a must-see landmark when visiting Philadelphia!