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Independence Hall, USA

From series “Famous Unesco Sites in North America”
Year: 1753.

One of the main attractions of Philadelphia is Independence Hall. That’s an outstanding architectural and historical monument. In this building in 1776 the Declaration of Independence, and later the US Constitution were signed. Construction of the magnificent Georgian building begun in 1732, but was completed only in 1753.

Independence Hall, USA Today, Independence Hall is one of the most popular attractions of the United States. Every day amazing guided tours are held at  Independence Hall. As a rule, a tour begins with a visit to the courtroom, as well as the assembly hall, where Continental Congress meetings were held. It’s worth noting that many halls after more than a hundred years managed to preserve their pristine design, which makes the tour even more interesting. Independence Hall can boast with lots of great historical artifacts. Here you can see the Washington's chair with rising sun cut on it, and the original silver inkstand, which was used during the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

One of the most interesting stages of the tour is going up to the tower, which offers great views of Independence Square. Once the tower had a bell, which in 1776 called residents for proclamation of the Declaration. Now the bell is kept in a separate pavilion, and the tower features so-called centennial bell, which was made in 1876. Travelers can visit Independence Hall 365 days a year. Schedule of guided tours should be checked in advance. Next - Earliest 16-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM' located in 0.1 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Enterprise CarShare' is located in 0.57 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Snyderman's Gulf Station' in 0.96 km
Supermarket: 'Park's Grocery' in 0.21 km
Parking: 'Seventh & Chestnut Associates' in 0.17 km
Apotheek: 'Penncrest Health Mart Inc' in 0.26 km
Police station: 'Center City District: Police Substation' in 0.17 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Red Owl Tavern' in 0.08 km
Railway station: '8th and Market' in 0.4 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Philadelphia Airport PHL - in 11 km
 »  Northeast Philadelphia Airport PNE - in 18 km
 »  Atlantic City Airport ACY - in 74 km
 »  Linden Airport LDJ - in 106 km
 »  Essex County Airport CDW - in 126 km
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Best hotels near Independence Hall

"Monaco Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel"

Located in 0 km from Independence Hall
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Rooms: 268
A work desk is offered in each contemporary room at Monaco Philadelphia Kimpton. A fully stocked mini bar, bath amenities and a bathrobe are also … More: photo, rates and booking
La Reserve Bed and Breakfast

Located in 1 km from Independence Hall
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Rooms: 12
Each room at La Reserve Bed and Breakfast is individually decorated. Select rooms feature a full kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator and hob. … More: photo, rates and booking
Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast

Located in 3 km from Independence Hall
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Rooms: 6
Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast features a weekday continental breakfast. On weekends, a full breakfast is served. A variety of teas, coffee and hot … More: photo, rates and booking
Homewood Suites University City Philadelphia

Located in 4 km from Independence Hall
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Rooms: 122
Rooms include an iPod docking station, 2 cable TVs and seating area with a sofa bed. There is also a kitchen with a stove, refrigerator and … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Independence Hall - Philadelphia

One more world-famous attraction of Philadelphia is an original house, called the Magic Gardens. The author of the unusual construction is a famous avant-garde artist I. Zagar. He built an extraordinary house with a unique design. It is a complex maze of numerous terraces, staircases, and grottoes. All the walls have a unique finish. They are totally covered with a variety of finishing elements: tiles, items of old dishes, wooden accessories, old toys, and other household items. You can see hundreds of accessories decorating them.
The Art Museum of Philadelphia enjoys popularity among lovers of art. Its opening took place as early as 1876. The museum was opened on the occasion of the World Exhibition in the city. Today, the collection of the museum has more than 200000 exhibits. Here, you'll see works of art brought from various continents. A small research center operates lately within the walls of the museum.

Elfret is considered the most beautiful street in Philadelphia. It is the oldest one in the United States. It started developing in 1728. Presently, there dominate constructions, built in the first half of the 19th century. The street is full of beautiful historic buildings. One can also admire the building of the old station.
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