A Guide to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

Historic sites abound throughout Greater Philadelphia, but there are few more iconic than Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Liberty Bell.

These two Philadelphia stalwarts — some of the most popular attractions in the city, and some of the most famous historic sites in the country — make for must-visits whether it’s your first or 50th time in the city. (Bonus: They’re both free to visit.)

As of March 2021, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are open to the public. No tickets are currently required at either attraction, though capacity restrictions — implemented to keep both visitors and staff safe — limit access to these popular sites. Translation: Getting to see the Bell and the Hall requires some planning, and may involve waiting in line.

Note, too, that face masks are required in all National Park Service buildings.

Keep reading for more about visiting these two attractions in 2021, plus info on great photo ops.

The Bell & the Hall are just the beginning of an exploration of Greater Philadelphia’s deep roster of must-see museums and attractions, verdant parks and green spaces, acclaimed food and drink scene and more. Make it an overnight stay to complete the perfect discovery or rediscovery of one of the best destinations in the world for 2021.

Published by Visit Philadelphia.