Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown

Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown Come and discover the place where America’s most famous symbol of freedom found refuge during the darkest days of the Revolution. The Liberty Bell Museum is home of: * An exact replica copy of the Liberty Bell … that you can ring! * Wilmer Behler’s hand-painted mural telling the story of the hiding of the bells * Allentown’s own “liberty bell,” cast in 1769 * Revolutionary War and Colonial America exhibits * “Pip the Colonial Mouse”
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10/07/2020
Independence NHP, Edgar Allan Poe NHS & Thaddeus Kosciuszko NM

Independence NHP, Edgar Allan Poe NHS & Thaddeus Kosciuszko NM

In our latest "At Home" video, National Park Service Ranger David Powers talks about the history of the Liberty Bell during the British Occupation of Philadelphia. As part of the British's divide and conquer strategy, General William Howe hoped to capture either on of America's icons, either General George Washington, or the Continental Congress. In anticipation of the British advance into Philadelphia, many items that would be useful in supplying the British Army had been collected and hidden, or removed from the City. This included lienens and other precious metals. The Liberty Bell, though not the icon it is today, was removed and hidden in the Zion's "Liberty Bell" UCC Church basement in Allentown, PA. What do you think it would be like living in Philadelphia at that time?

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History can be many things. It can be uplifting. It can be hurtful. It can give joy. It can recall sorrow. It can offer ...
09/11/2020

History can be many things. It can be uplifting. It can be hurtful. It can give joy. It can recall sorrow. It can offer hope.

One thing history should never be, no matter whether it brings smiles or sadness—is forgotten. Through remembering, our history calls us to be better than we were, and through that call, we find ways of growing into a better world.

It is our responsibility always to remember the past. Acts of heroism, both every day and in a time of great need, are born out of choice. Choices only exist in a place of liberty and freedom.

The people of history, who acted for the benefit of all, valued citizenship and patriotism. In their acts, the people of history risked their citizenship and lives, so others may have a sense of belonging to a nation committed to providing the delicate balance of liberty and security to all within its borders.

Lehigh Valley Passport to History
07/20/2020

Lehigh Valley Passport to History

Welcome to our new partner site Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown!

Visitors to the Liberty Bell Museum will be delighted with an awesome and largely unknown chapter of the Liberty Bell and our nation’s founding. Expert tour guides tell the story of how the Liberty Bell was saved from the British during the Revolutionary War. Also, don’t forget ring the full size replica Liberty Bell. At the Liberty Bell Museum, you will touch history and be transformed!

Find out more at https://lvhistory.org/historic-sites/liberty-bell-museum/

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07/04/2020

July 4th 2020 Bell Ringing at Liberty Bell Museum--Allentown, PA

07/04/2020

The Liberty Bell stands as a symbol to end oppression, specifically the oppression of black slavery. It was the symbol adopted by the abolitionist movement in the 19th century, and it truly lived up to its inscription, "Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to ALL the inhabitants thereof," and Zion's Church in Allentown is the place the bell was saved from the British Army during the Revolutionary War.

Join us on our livestream at 1:50PM this afternoon, Saturday July 4th 2020. Our Liberty Bell replica will join with bells across the country in ringing 13 times one for each of the 13 colonies that came together to sign the Declaration of Independence. Join us as we celebrate the liberty the bell proclaims, our nation which ensures that liberty to be a reality, and all the good things America has accomplished since July 4th 1776.

May God Bless America, and all the people it safeguards, regardless of race, color, or creed.

03/30/2020
Liberty Bell Museum Virtual Tour #10

You can't come to the Liberty Bell Museum, so let us bring the museum to you! This is virtual tour video #10. Be sure to check out, like, and share the rest. And remember, you can't ring the bell on Facebook!

03/30/2020
Liberty Bell Museum Virtual Tour #8

You can't come to the Liberty Bell Museum, so let us bring the museum to you! This is virtual tour video #8. Be sure to check out, like, and share the rest. And remember, you can't ring the bell on Facebook!

03/30/2020
Liberty Bell Museum Virtual Tour #7

You can't come to the Liberty Bell Museum, so let us bring the museum to you! This is virtual tour video #7. Be sure to check out, like, and share the rest. And remember, you can't ring the bell on Facebook!

03/30/2020
Liberty Bell Museum Virtual Tour #6

You can't come to the Liberty Bell Museum, so let us bring the museum to you! This is virtual tour video #6. Be sure to check out, like, and share the rest. And remember, you can't ring the bell on Facebook!

03/30/2020
Liberty Bell Museum Virtual Tour #5

You can't come to the Liberty Bell Museum, so let us bring the museum to you! This is virtual tour video #5. Be sure to check out, like, and share the rest. And remember, you can't ring the bell on Facebook!

03/30/2020
Liberty Bell Museum Virtual Tour #4

You can't come to the Liberty Bell Museum, so let us bring the museum to you! This is virtual tour video #4. Be sure to check out, like, and share the rest. And remember, you can't ring the bell on Facebook!

03/30/2020
Liberty Bell Museum Virtual Tour #3

You can't come to the Liberty Bell Museum, so let us bring the museum to you! This is virtual tour video #3. Be sure to check out, like, and share the rest. And remember, you can't ring the bell on Facebook!

03/30/2020
Liberty Bell Museum Virtual Tour #2

You can't come to the Liberty Bell Museum, so let us bring the museum to you! This is virtual tour video #2. Be sure to check out, like, and share the rest. And remember, you can't ring the bell on Facebook!

03/30/2020
Liberty Bell Museum Virtual Tour #1

You can't come to the Liberty Bell Museum, so let us bring the museum to you! This is virtual tour video #1. Be sure to check out, like, and share the rest. And remember, you can't ring the bell on Facebook!

Tune into PBS 39 tonight at 6:30 to hear some good news from the Liberty Bell Museum!
03/19/2020

Tune into PBS 39 tonight at 6:30 to hear some good news from the Liberty Bell Museum!

03/16/2020

The museum will be closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope that all are being safe and well at this time.

03/12/2020

It is the Liberty Bell Museum’s closing policy to follow the Allentown School District in cases of snow and/or emergency. As the Allentown School District has been closed for Thursday and Friday, as a precaution the museum will be closed to the public on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. At this time, we plan to reopen on Monday, March 16th, 2020. However, be on the lookout for updates as this could change. We urge all people to take the proper precautions with their health, as is necessary for this time. We apologize for any inconvenience our closure may cause.

03/05/2020
County Of Lehigh

Thank you to Phillips Armstrong and his staff for inviting me to chat by the fireside about the museum and our current exhibit on the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage!

Weekly Update with County Executive Armstrong and guest, Rev. Josh Knappenberger.

What a great turnout we had last night for the opening of new exhibit, "Our Rights and Nothing Less," celebrating 100 ye...
02/21/2020

What a great turnout we had last night for the opening of new exhibit, "Our Rights and Nothing Less," celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage in America. Special thanks to our distinguished guests, our guest speaker, Mr. Phillips Armstrong, the Lehigh County Executive, Mr. Dan Diaz representing Mayor O'Connell's office, and Molly Faust and Mary Eerdman representing the local chapter of the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County.

12/31/2019

Ring that bell Pip!

What a great end of the year bash today!  Pip was so happy to "Ring in the New Year" with so many friends!!
12/31/2019

What a great end of the year bash today! Pip was so happy to "Ring in the New Year" with so many friends!!

12/26/2019

And here's a short video, too!

This is Pip the Mouse like you've never seen him before-8 feet tall.  Can't wait for him  to grace the museum's entrance...
12/26/2019

This is Pip the Mouse like you've never seen him before-8 feet tall. Can't wait for him to grace the museum's entrance next year. Big shout out and thank you to David Bilheimer of Slatington PA for the wonderful craftsmanship!

From Independence Hall to the Zion's Church--thank you Dale Mickley for sharing your "Under the Christmas Tree" photos t...
12/12/2019

From Independence Hall to the Zion's Church--thank you Dale Mickley for sharing your "Under the Christmas Tree" photos this year. A great homage to your ancestor John Jacob!

12/02/2019

Due to the impending weather, the Liberty Bell Museum will be closed Monday, December 2.

Address

622 W Hamilton St
Allentown, PA
18101

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(610) 435-4232

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It was very informative, much more than I expected. I certainly didn't expect to spend an hour here. I didn't expect to be able to ring a replica of the liberty Bell. And I didn't expect to learn as much as I did, all for just $2 per person. Our guide was so knowledgeable, not just about American history, but world history. A great experience
Come on down!
I stopped by yesterday with my daughter. The museum is small but filled with information. The guide that day was GREAT!! We had to leave before he completed his talk but will be back and I hope that the same guide is there to continue hearing his informative talk
One of my father's happiest days - seeing his ancestors grave, and his connection to the liberty bell.
Frank Whelan at the podium for his Immigration speech Thursday night.