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Independence Hall Museum

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Address: 16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 6688119, Israel
Phone Number: +972 3-517-3942
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Independence Hall- the birthplace of the State of Israel and the birthplace...

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 beginnings of the City of Tel-Aviv, Meir Dizengoff - the first Mayor of Tel-Aviv, and the famous ceremony which took place on May 14, 1948, as David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. Through audio-visual mediums come take part in the exciting moment in the birth of the State of Israel.

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9-Hour Israel Heritage Tour from Tel Aviv
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Independence Hall Museum

Very historical and interesting. This was especially a special place for us as the children of dear friends became engaged here!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very historical and interesting. This was especially a special place for us as the children of dear friends became engaged here!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enthusiastic docent who gave great presentation Do this in tandem with the Palmach Museum to get a very good overview of the History of the State of Israel

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are traveling in Tel-Aviv from other countries and you really want to know how this little country called Israel was established then you came to the right place - the Independence Hall Museum. It all starts from the history of this country, the vote for our establishment in the UN and the way our first prime minister Ben... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing story. The guide gave us chills, most memorable and very informative film. Definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It would be easy to miss this museum but I do recommend a visit. It's almost hard to believe now how important was the event that took place here in 1948. There's an interesting video as you go in. The room itself is smaller than I imagined but you can sense something when you are in it. The lady on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to be a history buff to visit this site. it is a must see if in TA. The site also has archtechural signfigance to. This building was built during the British era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here you will see a short film on the declaration of modern Israel in 1948, giving you the history leading up to this day. Then you will go into the actual room where the declaration took place and was signed. Allow one hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guide we had was knowledgeable and made the events of 1947/8 come alive. The recordings of Ben Gurion and the explanation of the dilemma whether to declare the State before Shabbat was riveting. The paintings (although copies) are worth seeing for themselves. I understand that the building is to be renevated and the original paintings returned. A golden moment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place where the State of Israel was declared by David Ben-Gurion and the main hall is laid out as it was on that day with the names of the soon to be government and other dignitaries on the chairs in front of the head table. A recording of Ben-Gurion making his speech is played and is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place brought tears to my eyes, literally. At the end of the tour they led us to the main hall where the actual Declaration of Independence happened and they played the Hatikvah through the PA system - the actual song sang that was recorded that time...and my oh my tears just flowed down my cheek. The moment was powerful... More 

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