Free Things to Do: The Liberty Bell is obviously one of Philadelphia's most famous sites, but did you know it's also one of the most memorable free attractions in the city? Yes, we said free! Located on Market Street, the Liberty Bell Center is open year-round and offers visitors a chance to learn more about this iconic piece of history. A video presentation and various informative exhibits focus on the bell's origins, how it cracked, it's role throughout history and its significance today. The cherished bell itself is displayed at the back of the center, and is the perfect place to grab a photo.
Historic Sites: The Liberty Bell Center is a Philadelphia must-see. Visitors can not only view the famous Liberty Bell, one of the most recognized symbols of American freedom, but also learn its history. Films, historical documents, and visual displays enlighten visitors on its history and why it has become the symbol of freedom for many. Take the time to read the many informative plaques and view the pictures along the way telling the Liberty Bell's past and stories that pertain to its place throughout history. Viewing the bell itself at the back of the building it's now housed in allows for scenic photographs, and the privilege of taking in a huge symbol of this country's storied past.
Local Expert Sharon Rigney Says:
Free Things to Do: "You can post your pictures with the bell right on social media if you'd like, as Liberty Bell Center offers free WiFi on-site."
Historic Sites: "Taking a photo at the Bell with Independence Hall and the flowers of Spring and Summer in the background out the back window makes for a scenic souvenir for anyone."
Best for Free Things to Do Because: It's hard to believe a sight so iconic to the city of Philadelphia is free to visit.
Best for Historic Sites Because: A visit to Philadelphia seems to be incomplete without at least one stop at this iconic spot.