Pennsylvania

Liberty Bell Museum

 
Discover the place where America’s famous symbol of freedom found refuge during of the Revolutionary War. The museum is home to an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that you can ring, Allentown’s own “liberty bell” cast in 1769, a ½ size Conestoga wagon, and exhibit area. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 622 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101. Lehigh County.
Tel: 610-435-4232.
Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 12-4PM; Additional hours available with advanced reservations. 
 
SCHOOL
The Liberty Bell Museum brings the Revolutionary War to life for students. Exhibits allow students to learn how the bell was moved into and out of the Conestoga wagon on its trip from Philadelphia to Allentown. Reservations can be made for a program where groups build simple machines using Legos.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 610-435-4232.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours depending on selected program.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American Revolution, Colonial America, military history, U.S. history, war.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can fulfill history related badges at the Liberty Bell Museum. Exhibits at the museum aim to teach scouts about the Revolutionary War, the famous Liberty Bell, and more. Scouts can also build simple machines using Legos. 
 
Contact Info
Phone: 610-435-4232.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours depending on selected program.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: U.S. history, American Revolution, war, military history, Colonial America.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can see exhibits on the Liberty Bell and learn how it was moved into and out of the Conestoga wagon on its trip from Philadelphia to Allentown. Tours can be customized to groups’ educational needs.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 610-435-4232.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American Revolution, Colonial America, military history, U.S. history, war.

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