The Liberty Bell Museum (also the Liberty Bell Shrine Museum) is a non-profit organization and museum located in Zion's United Church of Christ (formerly Zion's Reformed Church) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The museum, based in the church in which the Liberty Bell was hidden during the American Revolutionary War, contains exhibits relating to the Liberty Bell and subjects including liberty, freedom, patriotism and local history. It also contains a full-size replica of the Liberty Bell, one of 55 replicas cast in France in 1950 for a United States Department of the Treasury savings bond promotion, which visitors are permitted to ring. The shrine was founded in 1962 by Ralph H. Griesemer and Dr. Morgan D. Person. Between 1962 and 1971, Interstate 178 was planned to go through the location of the museum, but opposition cancelled the expressway.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Allentown holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Liberty Bell Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Stopped by on a business trip. Hit the perfect time to go as it was walk right up and get a picture. So much history more »
One of the main attractions in phily. A lot of info about the history of the bell and what it involves. The security of the entrance is like at the airport, enjoy this place about 30 to 40 mins... more »
The museum is small but the history lesson there from the museum keeper was incredible. Also you will be able to touch one of the actual liberty bells made by the french.
Very interesting and informative. The gentleman took time to answer questions and was very knowledgeable. Thanks for the history lesson!
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