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SOURCE Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
Independence National Historical Park Sites, Including Liberty Bell & Independence Hall, Closed
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the U.S. federal government shutdown has temporarily closed some of Philadelphia's most popular visitor sites, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, many of the region's museums, attractions and parks remain open and eager to welcome visitors. Even the Liberty Bell, although closed, can be easily viewed through a glass window on the Chestnut Street side of the building that houses it. For updates on openings and closings, go to visitphilly.com or follow Visit Philly on Twitter @VisitPhilly.
"The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall are extraordinarily important to Philadelphia, but they're not the only reasons people visit," said Meryl Levitz, president and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC). " They also come for the art, the food, the festivals, the sports, the neighborhoods and much more. And the good news is visitors and locals can experience all of these wonderful amenities right now."
Here's a look at what's open and closed at the moment, along with some visitor facts and stats:
Facts & Stats:
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) makes Philadelphia and The Countryside® a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases business and promotes the region's vitality.
For more information about travel to Philadelphia, visit visitphilly.com or uwishunu.com, where you can build itineraries; search event calendars; see photos and videos; view interactive maps; sign up for newsletters; listen to HearPhilly, an online radio station about what to see and do in the region; book hotel reservations and more. Or, call the Independence Visitor Center, located in Historic Philadelphia, at (800) 537-7676.
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