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Independence Hall

In 1978, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the State of Israel, a decision was taken to recreate restore  the declaration hall on the first floor as it was on the day of the ceremony.  To this end original and reconstructed items and furniture were collected.

The recreated restored declaration hall was situated in the heart of the Heichal Haatzmaut Museum; in addition there were several exhibit rooms which display pictures and documents related to the event.

Tour guides in the hall talk about the history of the building and the founding of Tel-Aviv, the story of the declaration of independence ceremony, and the dramatic events that led to it. The tour includes a description presentation delivered in the declaration hall, during which visitors can listen to rare recordings from the day of declaration ceremony, including Ben Gurion’s speech, Rabbi Fishman’s greetings, and the Philharmonic Orchestra’s playing of Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem.

היכל העצמאות 1978