An iconic symbol of American independence is the Liberty Bell, situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The bell was ordered in 1752 for the city of Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, it was cast with a biblical reference “Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof”. The bell became famous as being one of the bells that rang to symbolise the independence of America on 8th July 1776, although some people debate that the bell was rung on the 4th. The bell has been twice recast because of cracks. It currently sits in the Liberty Bell Centre in Independence National Historical Park. The monument has been a popular site for protests over the years, it has also featured on coins and stamps.
The bell is situated at the Liberty Bell Centre in Independence National Historical Park. If using the city’s underground subway take the ‘5th St Independence Hall Station - MFL’ stop. The closest train station is ‘Jefferson’ this is served by many train lines that travel into the city. The closest bus stop is at ‘Independence Hall’ a minute walk away, the 17, 33, and 48 buses stop there.
Opening Times and Admission
The bell is free to visit, you can visit the bell on any day of the year, it is open to the public 9am-7pm.