Liberty Bell Center Exhibits

Philadelphia, PA

The Liberty Bell, a national icon that has evolved from a utilitarian object to an international symbol of freedom, gathers over a million visitors each year. Housed in a new Liberty Bell Center's designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the National Park Service retained Joesph Nicholson to design the exhibits for the new center. The new exhibits offer visitors expanded interpretation that address three major themes: Pennsylvania’s State House Bell, America’s Liberty Bell, and the World’s Symbol of Freedom.

Suiting of the nature of a national treasure, the exhibits incorporate quality materials such as porcelain enamel, stone, glass, and stainless steel that reflect a sense of permanence, durability, and quality while seamlessly integrating exhibit design with architecture. Content is layered to accommodate a quick or extended visit, young and old, and those with special needs. Special provisions allow foreign visitors access to the exhibits in over 14 languages.