From touring Independence Hall to seeing the iconic Liberty Bell, visitors will be awed by how much US history is packed into this grand city. Don't miss these 10 must-see Philadelphia attractions.Filed under:
The Liberty Bell -- and its memorable crack -- stands as America's most iconic symbol of independence and liberty. Commissioned in 1751 for the Pennsylvania State House and cast in England, the 2,000-lb. bell cracked shortly after it was brought to America. It was recast using metal from the original bell, and yet, even the new bell wasn't without flaw. Upon being rang in 1846 to commemorate George Washington's birthday, the bell cracked again, and has not been rung since. Today it is housed in a 13,000-square-foot glass gazebo, a structure which also features numerous interactive history displays.
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