Where is The Liberty Bell Located?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Liberty Bell, a cherished symbol of American independence, has found its permanent home in Philadelphia, where it played a pivotal role in our nation's history. Here's where you can discover this iconic piece of American heritage:

Where to Find the Liberty Bell
Where to Find the Liberty Bell


  • Liberty Bell Center: The Liberty Bell is housed in the Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated exhibition space in Independence National Historical Park.
  • Address: 526 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Center is easily accessible from other historic landmarks, such as Independence Hall.

Visiting the Liberty Bell Center

  • Admission: Visiting the Liberty Bell Center is completely free!
  • Hours: The Center is open daily, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Check the official website for holiday hours and any special closures.
  • What to Expect: The Liberty Bell is displayed in a well-lit, glass-enclosed chamber, allowing for a close-up viewing of its famous crack. The Center also features exhibits that delve into the Bell's history, its significance as a symbol of freedom, and its complex legacy.

Fun Facts about the Liberty Bell:

  • The Famous Crack: The Liberty Bell's distinctive crack appeared sometime in the early 19th century, rendering it unable to ring.
  • Inscription: The Bell bears a powerful message inspired by the Bible: "Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof" (Leviticus 25:10).
  • Symbol of Change: The Liberty Bell became an essential symbol for movements seeking freedom and equality, including abolitionists and women's suffrage advocates.

Planning Your Visit

The Liberty Bell Center is a must-see for any visitor to Philadelphia. Arrive early to beat the crowds, especially during peak season. Afterward, explore the rest of Independence National Historical Park, where the foundations of American democracy were laid.

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