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Independence Hall Museum

16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 66881, Israel
+972 3-517-3942
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Very moving

You sit in the room where Israel was declared a state. A guide tells you the history of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Judy L
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Very interesting

Short tour explaining about the building and the events that led up to the day of the declaration... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rachelle G
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Toronto, Canada
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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 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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16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 66881, Israel
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+972 3-517-3942
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You sit in the room where Israel was declared a state. A guide tells you the history of the building, the room, why it was chosen and what exactly went on that day and the days leading up to it. At the end they play...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Short tour explaining about the building and the events that led up to the day of the declaration of independence. Worth a visit. Very historic.

Thank Rachelle G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, not boring at all. Older than ~12 will really appreciate but younger can attend too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It shows the history of the establishment of the state of Israel and the issues between the neighbouring Arab states. It was the first mayors house and then turned into a art museum. Lot of history on walls and seats where various leaders sat, including...More

1  Thank DennisRogers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought I'd do a quick tour before heading to lunch and only found out after paying that the visits are only guided tours. The info was interesting but more than I was looking for and not very easy to leave mid presentation.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

A place to visit to understand Israel . The museum will surprise you in many was. Not very big. Not more then an hour is needed.

1  Thank 1963Kevin
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The Museum itself is worth a visit to get a better idea of what events unfolded just prior and after may 15 1948, but the city has added a kiosk on the outside, just a few feet from the statue of Mayor Dizengoff on his...More

1  Thank Easybob2014
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Impressive place to visit - not because of what you see, but because of what you learn about Israeli Independence and you stand in a place where history was made. English tour (lasting about 1 hour) was excellent.

1  Thank 774Shirley
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We were very fortunate to meet the grandson of David Ben Gurion. He made the visit GREAT. The history of the Independence is an important part of a visit to Israel.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Even after 70 years the spirit of David Ben Gurion fills the hall. A program including recordings of the days leading up to the UN vote and the announcement of Israel's Independence keeps your attention. The final announcement is followed by a recording of the...More

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Dennis492
19 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.
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Ellen S
16 June 2017|
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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.
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Marge C
21 March 2017|
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Response from SuperGrandma15 | Reviewed this property |
About 1 1/2 hr should be sufficient.
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