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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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The Hall was close to hour hotel and we found it by an accident, so glad we did. Very emotional history tour. The guide, young girl, was very lively and animated, able to keep our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hall was close to hour hotel and we found it by an accident, so glad we did. Very emotional history tour. The guide, young girl, was very lively and animated, able to keep our attention every second. Our trip to Tel Aviv wouldn't be complete without this tour.

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Joplin, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very low-tech presentation of the founding of Tel Aviv and how the actual building was the private residence used for the founding convention for the state of Israel in 1948. It's an amazing story--but only told by a brief video and a chatty guide who was more stand up comic than historian. For those interested in the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides bring the history of Israel's independence to life again. I could picture Ben Gurion and hear his voice even before they payed the video.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly the shell and a story about the founding Father. They'll play the national anthem and that's about it. Don't go with high hopes.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem hidden in the heart of Tel Aviv Was there with a group of tourists and was embarrassed I had never visited before Historical location where the State of Israel was declared. Take a guide for a full experience

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned about this museum from our Jaffa tour guide. We had not come across it in our reading but it should be a must see place to visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place where it all happened. You will have chills as you sit in the hall and hear the story of the declaration of independence. The tour starts with an informative short film. Then a presentation folllows- ours was really well delivered. By the time you stand for Hatikvah you will feel the emotion that filled the room... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is just off the trendy Rothschild Blvd and it is here where David Ben Gurion read the Declaration of Independence. There is a film which gives you the background and local guides who speak English and other languages tell you the context of the event.

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Hadera, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just walked in off the street and latched on to a group presentation that began 15 minutes later. Truly historic building. We went straight for the guided presentation and did not regret it for a moment. The enthusiastic, young, presenter did not harm her presentational ability with her flawed English - actually added to the charm. After her presentation... More 

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Sugar Land
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with our tour group. It was a great presentation of the founding of the State of Israel. Loved that they had preserved the actual room where State was declared. Must use their museum docent to get the story.

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