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The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence. Formerly placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell today is located in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park. The bell first cracked when rung after its arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell. In its early years the bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens about public meetings and proclamations.
- City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Fully Accessible Entry: Yes
- Accessible Restrooms Onsite: No
- Restrictive Steps: No
Jim’s Accessibility Comments:
The Liberty Bell Center is located directly across from the Independence Visitor Center which is a great place to start your tour. The Liberty Bell Center is an indoors exhibit and there are no restrictive steps.
It’s operated by the National Park Service so you can trust it is wheelchair accessible.
No tickets are required for the Liberty Bell Center.
There is no restroom but the Independence Visitor Center is nearby.