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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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Interesting but a tad pricy

I had always wanted to see this historical place and was glad to do so. There is really just the hall as such, and a film and therefore the entry price seemed a little steep... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had always wanted to see this historical place and was glad to do so. There is really just the hall as such, and a film and therefore the entry price seemed a little steep. Amazing sense of history to be here though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The young woman who led our group while here was very well informed and well able to communicate clearly about the important event that took place here!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're both Israeli and so we thought we saw everything there is to see in TLV and IL at large - until we visited the Independence hall museum. We were moved. The explanation by the museum guide was detailed and dramatic and the understanding of how bold and Zion-motivated was David Ben-Gurion is stirring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the place where the independance of the Israel was announced givers you the feeling as if you were there when its all happened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The presentation really brings the history to life, and helps you imagine what was happening when Israel declared its statehood in 1948.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum commemorating a pivotal moment in the history of Israel. Worth a visit to see a place where history happened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 well-done presentations with classic audio-visual materials. original art works on the wall added to this wonderful experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Intersting inclusion in the tour of Tel Aviv, but not a great place for little kids. Interesting historical inclusion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had a great time at Independance Hall. This enjoyment of this visit depends on the quality of the speech given by the lecturer. The gentleman who did our presentation was awesome. We were with a small group but the presentation was also attended by a large Birthright group. We attended on December 29th around 3:30 PM. Thanks so much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice short explanatory film on history of Tel Aviv, then you can go right into the room (decorated & arranged as it was back then, including nameplates for delegates on the dais) where Ben Gurion declared independence in May 1948, and hear the declaration (and followup shehechiyany & hatikvah) recorded right there. Allow 30min including the film.

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