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Liberty Bell Facts

  • The Liberty Bell weighs 2,080 pounds. The yoke weighs about 100 pounds.


  • From lip to crown, the Bell measures three feet. The circumference around the crown measures six feet, 11 inches and the circumference around the lip measures 12 feet.


  • The Liberty Bell is composed of approximately 70 percent copper, 25 percent tin and traces of lead, zinc, arsenic, gold and silver. The Bell is suspended from what is believed to be its original yoke, made of American elm.


  • The cost of the original bell, including insurance and shipping was £150, 13 shillings and eight pence ($225.50) in 1752.


  • In 1876, the United States celebrated the Centennial in Philadelphia with a display of replica Liberty Bells from each state. Pennsylvania's display bell was made out of sugar.


  • On the Liberty Bell, Pennsylvania is misspelled "Pensylvania." This spelling was one of several acceptable spellings of the name at that time.


  • The strike note of the Bell is E-flat.


  • The federal government gave every state and its territories a replica of the Liberty Bell in the 1950s as part of a national U.S. Savings Bond campaign.


  • The Bell has had three homes: Independence Hall (the Pennsylvania State House) from 1753 to 1976, the Liberty Bell Pavilion from 1976 to 2003 and the new Liberty Bell Center beginning on October 9, 2003.


  • Each year, more than a million people visit the Liberty Bell.


  • Visitor records were broken in 1976, when 3.2 million people visited the Liberty Bell in its new home for the Bicentennial.


  • Forty million people have visited the Bell in the Liberty Bell Pavilion, built for the Bicentennial celebration.


  • The Liberty Bell Center is open year-round (including all major holidays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located on Market Street, between 5th and 6th Streets.


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    Question 1
    How many people visited the Liberty Bell in 1976?
    A. 1.2 millionB. 13.2 million
    C. 4.2 millionD. 3.2 million
    Question 2
    What was the Pennsylvania's display bell made out of in the Centennial celebration in 1876?
    A. saltB. sugar
    C. flowersD. rocks
    Question 3
    How much does the Liberty Bell measure from lip to crown?
    A. five feetB. six feet
    C. three feetD. two feet
    Question 4
    Which of these was a home to the Liberty Bell from 1976 to 2003?
    A. The Central PavilionB. The Independence Hall
    C. The Liberty Bell CenterD. The Liberty Bell Pavilion
    Question 5
    How many people have visited the Liberty bell in the Liberty Bell Pavilion?
    A. 3.2 millionB. 40 million
    C. 4 millionD. 14 million
    Question 6
    How much does the Liberty Bell Weigh?
    A. 80 poundsB. 1,080 pounds
    C. 2,080 poundsD. 580 pounds
    Question 7
    Which street is the Liberty Bell located?
    A. on Market StreetB. on Bell Street
    C. on Centennial StreetD. On Independence Street
    Question 8
    How much did the Liberty Bell cost?
    A. $2,000B. $500.60
    C. $125D. $225.50
    Question 9
    Where is the Liberty Bell placed now?
    A. Liberty Bell PavilionB. Independence Hall
    C. Independence Bell CenterD. Liberty Bell Center
    Question 10
    How much does the circumference around the crown measure?
    A. three feet, 11 inchesB. six feet, 21 inches
    C. six feet, 11 inchesD. four feet, 10 inches
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