Liberty Bell

Independence Visitor Center
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Suzanne Monaghan
September 26, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an effort to improve the tourist experience in Philadelphia, the Independence Visitor Center unveiled the second phase of its $15 million renovation project, featuring several new visitor amenities. In the new open theater, the official Welcome Film of Philadelphia...
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Photo by Alexandra Iglesia
Kim Glovas
August 24, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Although the summer tourism season is coming to a close, a new alternate one is continuing. It's called Beyond the Bell Tours, and started in February. Co-founder, Rebecca Fischer, says she was a tour guide for two years, before she came up with the idea. "It's an...
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As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence Hall for the Independence Day parade.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At ground zero of what is described as America's most historic square mile, the Let Freedom Ring celebration took place all around Independence Mall. As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence...
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Renovations to The Bourse building will soon be made to the public as a world-class food hall called Bourse Marketplace.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 03, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A day before the big Fourth of July events in the birthplace of liberty, the city held a block party in front of The Bourse, just across the street from the Liberty Bell. The festivities set the tone for the building to reopen this summer as a world-class food hall...
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Independence Visitors Center gift shop
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John McDevitt
May 24, 2018 - 5:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The newly expanded gift shop inside the visitor's center along Independence Mall has re-opened. There is a lot of Philly-centric merchandise for sale. This tourist from Japan bought the first Rocky statue for $299 from the newly reopened gift shop @PHLVisitorCntr ...
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Bicentennial Bell
Artist rendering of Bicentennial Bell / Photo credit: Independence National Historical Park
Steve Tawa
April 02, 2018 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- More than 40 years after Philadelphia's other bell was first displayed - and five-years after it was mothballed - a group is working to re-introduce the bigger, uncracked relative of the Liberty Bell. A non-profit group, Friends of Independence National Historical...
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