The city of Philadelphia is rich with history! You can learn all about the history of the town – and the United States – without even taking out your wallet. Here’s a few free things to do while in Philadephia.
See the Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell has an interesting and mysterious history. You can see the Liberty Bell and learn about it for free! As part of Independence National History Park, Liberty Bell Center is open year round (hours are seasonal) and is located on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets. In addition to displaying the Liberty Bell, the center offers a video presentation as well as historical exhibits dealing with the Liberty Bell.
Tour Independence Hall
Unlike Liberty Bell Center, tickets are needed to tour Independence Hall, however, they are free tickets! Tickets are available at Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Street starting at 8:30 AM (more information). While touring Independence Hall, you will learn about the rich history of the United States as well as Philedelphia’s role in history.
Tour the U.S. Mint
You don’t have to break the bank to see the U.S. Mint! 45-minute self guided tours are available for free at the U.S. Mint building in Philadephia. The tour includes seeing coins being created as well as many historical pieces from the history of the U.S. Mint. Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license or other government-issued ID as it is required for all adults to present one for security reasons. Make sure you check out their website for tour hours.
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