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Independence Hall Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Understand the history

Learn what it means to be Jewish, how it all began and how Israel is fighting to defend its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael B
Frankfurt, Germany

This is a must for any first time visitor to Israel as this is were the country started. Really... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Ron S
Aloha, Oregon
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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 2 weeks ago

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!

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.

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.

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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Located near the south end of Rothschild, probably one of the highlights of our trip! Watch the 10 minute video, very moving and REAL. Yes, Israel was created in that room. Moving and emotional

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 16 October 2018

A old art deco style house, surprisingly modest in design, but with a compelling history. For Israelis and people with an emotional attachment to the creation oft Israel this must feel like a homecoming. For me, an interested third-party, there was enough to hold my...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Independence Hall has only 3 rooms for visitors; two film theatres on the early settlement of Tel Aviv and the background of the War of Independence. The third room is the large exhibit hall where it all came together on May 14, 1948. As the...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Reenacting the history of the state of Israel is both emotional and revealing. Seeing Israel as it is today comparing to what it was, a must.

Thank Shim S
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled into this place and luckily there was a tour. The young woman who did the tour was completely brilliant. She beautifully illustrated the lead up to 1948 so that we really understood Israel’s perilous position and the miracle of what happened next. When...More

1  Thank wew152
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The museum provides a lot of interesting history that is not the usual things we hear. The struggle to form a country is told is ways that are very memorable.

Thank Brad F
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A really nice museum to know about the history of Israel's independence. One should book tickets in advance as it gets quiet crowded.

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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.