2 February 2022
The below map shows Hotels Near The Liberty Bell In Philadelphia
Being a city with a rich history, Philadelphia is also home to many historical sites. One of the most famous landmarks in Philadelphia is the Liberty Bell, which is actually housed in its own museum, the National Liberty Museum. It's easy to find because it's located on 6th and Market Streets, right across from Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell is something everyone should see when they visit Philadelphia. After all, the symbol of liberty and justice for all was rung to make an historic announcement: that the American colonies had declared independence from Great Britain and were now free and independent states.
The Liberty Bell is located inside of a building constructed in 1976 called Independence National Historical Park. A visitor can walk into the building and see replicas of the Liberty Bell, Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution. All three of these documents are written on parchment and framed under glass, giving them a very important feel.
There are also interactive exhibits that allow visitors to explore different aspects of American history, like voting rights or women's rights over time, as well as different eras in US history such as World War II or the Civil War.
The Liberty Bell is a symbol of independence and American freedom.
The bell first cracked when it was rung after arrival on September 18, 1752 or September 19th. In March 1753 it was ordered that the State House bell should be rung every day at 9:00 am (noon), 2:00 pm (4:00 pm) and 9:00 pm (midnight) for public use, and that anyone could file a complaint about missing a ringing with the mayor's court after three missed ringings.
Touring Philadelphia, you'll see the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center. You might even see it ringing during the live bell-ringing demonstrations that take place throughout the day. This is the same bell that famously cracked when it tolled for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It has long since been silenced, but Americans still remember its role in history every July 4th when it is rung to commemorate the holiday.
The bell was commissioned in 1752 by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly from the London firm of Lester and Pack (also known at times as Pack and Chapman) who were noted bell-founders at that time. The bell was cast with the lettering "Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof" on its face, and then carried by ship across the Atlantic Ocean to Philadelphia. It arrived barely in time for use at a prearranged ceremony marking American independence from Great Britain, on July 8, 1776, now called (in US legal parlance) "Independence Day", but it was not formally dedicated until a year later when it first rang on July 4, 1777.
The inscription on the bell reads:
"Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
This biblical verse is taken from Leviticus 25:10 and is often referred to as "the Golden Rule," "the Law of Moses" or the "Judgment of Solomon": "Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge: But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence."