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Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Freedom Bell

 
 
The Freedom Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
1. The Freedom Bell Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the spirit of the Bicentennial on behalf of the children of our nation.
 
Erected 1981 by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Location. 38° 53.798′ N, 77° 0.39′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Massachusetts Avenue near First Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located between the Columbus Monument and Washington DC's Union Station. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Columbus (a few steps from this marker); Delaware Avenue & Columbus Circle, NE (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The President’s Trees” (about 400 feet away); "All Aboard" (about 500 feet away); Gateway to The Nation's Capital (about 500 feet away); Famine-Genocide in Ukraine (about 700 feet away); Swampoodle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roll Out the Barrel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Additional comments.
1. History of the Freedom Bell.
In 1981, the Freedom Bell was donated to the United
The Freedom Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 2, 2008
2. The Freedom Bell and Marker
The marker is on the bricks in front of the bell. The Columbus Memorial is in the background.
States in celebration of the nation's Bicentennial.

It was cast specifically for the 1975-76 American Freedom Train by Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the same foundry that cast the original Liberty Bell.

The American Freedom Train carried the bell to all 48 contiguous states during the nation's Bicentennial celebration. It was alternately called the Freedom Bell or the Children's Bell.

It is nearly twice as large as the real Liberty Bell.
    — Submitted September 10, 2016.

 
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The Freedom Bell image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 2, 2008
3. The Freedom Bell
on Columbus Circle, looking toward Union Station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,152 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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