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Independence HallPopular places to visit — with no admission required

When it comes to visiting Philadelphia, many of the city’s most popular attractions can be explored free of charge. For families and budget-conscious travelers eager to explore the region, there are plenty of fantastic attractions to discover in Philadelphia for FREE.

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Read on for the top ten free attractions in Philadelphia:

Liberty Bell1. Independence Hall

(Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

One of Philadelphia’s most popular attractions, Independence Hall offers free admission all year long. Due to its popularity, advance timed tickets (required March through December) are needed and must be reserved at the Independence Visitor Center. Snagging those tickets means less waiting in line — and more time for exploring other nearby historic sites.

Bonus: Congress Hall

Carpenter's Hall(Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

After touring Independence Hall, take a self-guided tour of neighboring Congress Hall and Old City Hall. Congress Hall was the original home to the newly formed U.S. Congress. Built in 1791 Old City Hall was the second official government structure for the city of Philadelphia.

2. The Liberty Bell

(Photo by K. Ciappa for Visit Philadelphia)

The Liberty Bell Center is located across the street from Independence Hall. The Bell is visible from Chestnut Street within its large glass structure, but you can only get an up-close-and-personal look, crack and all, by going on a free tour inside.Congress Hall Tickets are not required for entry and the Center is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with extended hours in the summer.

3. Carpenters’ Hall

Carpenters’ Hall played host to the First Continental Congress in 1774 and was home to Benjamin Franklin’s Library Company, The American Philosophical Society and the First and Second Banks of the United States. Now it’s open to visitors Wednesday through Sunday (and Tuesdays from March to December).

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What are the hours for Philadelphia museum of art parking?

The parking lot at Benjamin Franklin Pkwy & 26th St is open Tues-Thurs 9am-10pm, Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, and Sun 9am-5pm.

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