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Independence Hall Museum

16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 66881, Israel
+972 3-517-3942
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An Hour Intro to Israel

This is the kind of place people should only visit at the start of a visit to Israel. It takes an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
great place, surprisingly lo-tech presentation

The Museum is the actual place where Ben Gurion declared independence for Israel, so it is quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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“short film” (27 reviews)
“actual room” (21 reviews)
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16 Shderot Rothschild, Tel Aviv 66881, Israel
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the kind of place people should only visit at the start of a visit to Israel. It takes an hour on one floor of the first house of Tel Aviv, symbolizing “old” and new (“spring”). Starting from the 1890s, it runs through the...More

Thank AnLily
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is the actual place where Ben Gurion declared independence for Israel, so it is quite meaningful to be there. My family did not see the intro video but did listen to the Museum guide/docent tell about the history of Tel Aviv, Dizengoff and...More

Thank SabaF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative and in some ways moving. Shows the remarkable story of the events leading to the declaration of independence in 1948. Definitely should not be missed

Thank lakemary1204
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small museum and very interesting, especially the film they show before you enter the hall (the hall and that is it). There is not much else to be seen, the table with chairs and name plates from where Ben Gurion made...More

Thank Rudi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place - full of history and meaning. The place is wonderfully old and generates great nostalgia. You must visit. However... The museum has the potential to provide a creative and interactive educational experience BUT instead is a wasted opportunity - with...More

Thank Joel M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit and learn details about Israel’s Declaration of Independence. Learned a lot of new facts and it was very emotional sitting in the room just as it was and listening to a recording of Ben Gurion declaring independence and then singing Hatikva.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the place itself is magical. BUT, we had to wait about a half-hour past our appointment to start our tour. A guide gave a five minute presentation using a photo album that looked 50 years old. Then, a film repeated everything she...More

Thank Avi F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this museum many times and I always feel emotional every time I hear Ben Gurion's voice declaring the State of Israel. Informative guides and a very pleasant museum. Again part of Israel's history - a must visit.

Thank joyinjerusalem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a big Zionist, but this place is really historically significant. It was amazing to stand in the same room where Ben Gurion announced the birth of the nation of Israel. Also, very nice reproductions of paintings there that are in the Tel Aviv...More

Thank Cary K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love history, you won't want to miss a visit to Independence Hall in Tel Aviv. Formerly the home of Mayor Dizengoff, it was here on May 14, 1948 that Ben Gurion declared Israel a state. Upstairs, the orchestra played and the attendees sang...More

Thank Patrick J
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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.
Ellen S
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.