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The Best of Hotels Near Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell

American History at Your Doorstep

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of independence was signed, marking the inception of the United States of America. The Liberty Bell, not yet marked with its iconic crack, sat in the background. Today, these institutions remain fixtures of the city of Philadelphia and national icons to be revered.

At the Penn’s View Hotel, you can discover the beginnings of this great nation steps away from your door. A standout among hotels near Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, Penn’s View provides comfortable accommodations and a convenient location near the Independence Mall among a variety of attractions, restaurants, and more. No matter the reason for your stay, you can experience these historical landmarks in a matter of minutes. Read below for our guide to visiting Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Visiting Independence Hall

Whether taking a weekend trip or quick weekday escape, both the Independence Hall and Liberty Bell are open daily. Tickets are required for Independence Hall visits during particular times of the year.

Independence Hall

  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (September 2015 to May 2016)
  • Tickets are required March to December. No tickets are required January to February or after 5:00 p.m. during extended hours.
  • Independence Visitor Center Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Liberty Bell Center

  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (September 2015 to May 2016)

Holiday Hours

  • Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015: All buildings at 3:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2015: All buildings are closed
  • New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Liberty Bell and Independence Hall), 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Independence Visitor Center)

Independence Hall Tours

When purchasing tickets up to December, timed entries are provided for guests. No tickets are needed to visit the Liberty Bell.


By Car (6 min):

  1. Head north on N Front St. toward Church St. (0.1 mi)
  2. N Front St. turns left and becomes Arch St. (0.4 mi)
  3. Turn left onto 6th St./N Independence Mall W (0.2 mi)
  4. Turn left onto Chestnut St (destination will be on the left).

By Public Transport (6 min):

  • Take the Market-Frankford Line from 2nd. St. to 5th St. (one stop)
  • Take the 17 Bus at Front St. & Market St. Loop to Market St. & 5th St.

By Foot (11 min):

  1. Head South on N Front St. toward Market St. (0.1 mi)
  2. Turn right onto Chestnut St. (0.4 mi) (destination will be on the left)