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Independence Hall Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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great way to learn more about Israel's history

an important place to visit for those wanting learn more about the founding of the state, a must... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Herzliya, Israel
Awesome experience!

This is a must see in Tel Aviv!!! Many people don't know basic truth about Israel due to negative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Independence Hall- the birthplace of the State of Israel and the birthplace of the first Hebrew speaking city, Tel-Aviv. As one of the forerunners to the Historical Sites of the State of Israel, this house (cornerstone 1910) tells the story of the...more
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16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 66881, Israel
+972 3-517-3942
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Reviewed 1 week ago

an important place to visit for those wanting learn more about the founding of the state, a must for those who are taking a tour of Tel Aviv - one of the "founder"s houses

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kanafi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see in Tel Aviv!!! Many people don't know basic truth about Israel due to negative media depiction. It's a very interesting palace that shows what Jews have been through before declaring the state of Israel.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in the history of Israel, than this is a must place for you too. Not too much artifacts, but this is the place where Ben Gurion declared the independence of the State Israel. Remember on this great event!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 545medva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice stop on your walk of Rothschild Blvd to learn about the Jews struggle for independence. Located in the former home of Tel Aviv's first mayor.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 7 January 2019

This is a very important Place in Israel's history so I will strongly recommend all visitors to Israel to come here. We were very Lucky With a great lecturer/guide, - just a Perfect lecturer, and this made the visit very special! I have been to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

I could not stay because of what we will call an "authentic smell." There don't appear to have been any updates to the entrance hall, and the air did not feel good. This is a very important national and international historical site.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank savvysolo
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

The website says this has relocated to the Shalom Meier Tower but it has not - yet! A bit of a wild goose chase was had (although the mosaics in the Tower lobby were worth a look). It was only by chance walking back down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eninaj1881
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Learn what it means to be Jewish, how it all began and how Israel is fighting to defend its independence and existence. Here you can find the entire story of Zionism and of the last 70 years. Kudos!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a must for any first time visitor to Israel as this is were the country started. Really good presentation that fills in any history gaps you might have. Like Independence Hall in Philadelphia, this is where it started.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Fascinating to see the exact place independence for Israel started, in a time capsule of a room with nothing changed. The video room is in Hebrew.

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 October 2017|
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Response from Tricia N | Reviewed this property |
There is a delightful docent who guides you through the experience. It lasts about 30-45 minutes.
16 June 2017|
Response from marionvoyageuse2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Ellen, It's probably open till 2 pm. Except Friday afternoon and Saturdays. check Independence Hall Museum opening-hours But worth it, really. After that, you can walk in the nice streets of Neve Tsedek.
Marge C
20 March 2017|
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Response from SuperGrandma15 | Reviewed this property |
About 1 1/2 hr should be sufficient.