The Liberty Bell

Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell

When sightseeing and learning all that Philadelphia has to offer, a must-see on your list is none other than the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell located in Philadelphia Pennslyvania is an iconic symbol in American independence.

The bell represents a timeless statement, “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof”. For a nation recovering from the devastation of the Civil War, the bell served to remind Americans when they fought for independence. Its original use was to ring to call lawmakers to their meetings and the townspeople together to hear news and was originally called State House Bell but was renamed in the late 1830’s after it symbolized abolishing slavery.

The Famous Crack

Historians are unsure of when the Liberty Bell was first cracked but believe it started to develop in the early 1840’s after nearly 90 years of extreme use. Some theories said it was cracked when it was first brought to Philadelphia in 1752.

The Inscription

The bell’s inscription, “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof,” was a cry for abolitionists wishing to end slavery. Millions of Americans knew the meaning of the Liberty Bell when it symbolized pride in a new nation.

Traveling Bell of Independence

In the late 1800s, the Liberty Bell was an icon of freedom and on display traveling across the county at expositions, fairs, and stopping in small cities and towns to showcase what it truly meant.

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