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Address: Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number:
+1 215-629-4026
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Lights of Liberty brings history to life through technology with two...

Lights of Liberty brings history to life through technology with two dazzling experiences. Liberty 360 in the PECO Theater is the newest show, a 3D journey through the iconic American symbols. This striking presentation, hosted by Ben Franklin, takes place in a 360-degree theater that surrounds the audience. Liberty 360 in the PECO Theater runs every 20 minutes and is located in the Historic Philadelphia Center at 6th & Chestnut Streets - just across from the Liberty Bell.The Lights of Liberty outdoor sound and light show tells the story of the American Revolution as it happened, where it happened. This heartwarming experience was born in 1999 and as such, the technology had become outdated. Currently, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., the parent, non-profit organization of Lights of Liberty, is re-imagining the Lights of Liberty outdoor sound and light show. Historic Philadelphia, Inc. is working with some of the best theatrical and technology teams in the country to dream up an impressive way to tell the birth of our nation. Coming soon - the NEW Lights of Liberty show! Visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

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Only worth it if it's included in a pass!

This attraction is DEFINITELY not worth the price (= spendy) if you are paying outright for it. Buuuuut, it is included in your Philadelphia Pass, so it is worth the 15 minutes... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2015
San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This attraction is DEFINITELY not worth the price (= spendy) if you are paying outright for it. Buuuuut, it is included in your Philadelphia Pass, so it is worth the 15 minutes out of your life to see it. They even make you a part of the show at the end! That was probably the coolest part for my kids,... More 

Thank BrianC867
Holmdel, New Jersey
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152 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I read this review after I wasted $18 to see this show. Like reviewer " mcChamber76 " said " save your money" . The 3-D was not working and they took $ 5 dollar off. The only good about this place is the air conditioner was nice and cool, it give my family a break from the heat on 06/29/13.

2 Thank Castle88
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

I thought the show was great the sights and sounds were good and the effects were great. Something you have to see to appreciate.

Thank Philaoz
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

I thought this would be a great movie on Liberty and Independence and the forming of our nation. Honestly, it was a bit disappointing. I would have rather seen the visitor center movie, but it was not showing and this was a decent alternative. The cool thing about it was that you were in it at the end. I dislike... More 

1 Thank daisyjk
New Cumberland ,Pa
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2012

It's advertised as a 360 degree experience but really isn't, also the 3d " effects " are not good and really add nothing to this clunky story. It's a 15 minute movie that is 14 minutes too long. There are too many great historical options in Philly and the surrounding area to waste time here.

Thank DonNewCumberland_Pa
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2012

The 3-d is dated. The acting and content is trite.

Thank mtchambers76
Cleveland, Ohio
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354 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,226 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

I'm not certain what the earlier reviews related to. In 2012, this is a theater experience. This attraction (see the web site) is a a 360 degree, 3D show in the PECO theater (right near Independence Hall). It only last about 15 minutes; you have to stand through the entire presentation. The theater is small, only holds about 25 people.... More 

4 Thank CynthiafromOhio2011
Sacramento, CA
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2008

Horribly disappointing!!! I grew up in Philadelphia, but went back as a tourist with some out of town friends many years later. One of them really wanted to see this, and I happily went along. The tech is not that tech, it is hard to hear, it is crowded, and they drag you along from place to place not giving... More 

7 Thank phillygirl068
Westchester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2008

It kept my attention and lasted a good length of 1 hour. I wouldn't do it again. Once is defenitely enough, but itsn't once enough for any attraction really? It really is unique, seeing and realistically hearing the revolution on the actual buildings where everything transpired. If you are squeezed for time I would skip it, but if you have... More 

5 Thank Sunsetjar
York, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2008

Do not have any kids of my own, but other kids in the tour group seemed bored and disinterested. I thought the show would have been a little bit higher in technological aspect (it is not a moving image but more like slides or stills projected onto brick walls), but it was an entertaining way to show the history at... More 

3 Thank lanie206

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