Independence Trail is a walking route in the heart of Tel Aviv, which runs along 10 monuments and national heritage sites that tell the story of the establishment of Israel. The 1-kilometer circular trail is marked by a golden line on and around Tel Aviv's famous Rothschild Boulevard. Independence Trail includes the first homes of Tel Aviv built on sand dunes, the mosaic of Jaffa's history created by Nahum Gutman, the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, the Great Synagogue, the Haganah Museum, the first branch of the Bank of Israel, the monument commemorating Tel Aviv's founders, the statue of the city's first mayor, Meir Dizengoff, and Independence Hall – which originally was Dizengoff's home that he converted into the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. On May 14, 1948, it was also the site of the historic ceremony at which David Ben-Gurion Declared Israeli Independence – thereby coming full circle: four decades after the Hebrew City was founded, the Hebrew State was established in the very same place.
Visitors are invited to experience history with a unique free mobile app, a guided tour or a printed map. During 2018 - Israel's 70th anniversary - Independence Trail visitors will be able to enjoy "The Democracy Pavilion", an initiative of the Israel Democracy Institute and the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, located at 1 Rothschild Plaza. The Pavilion offers a unique multi-media experience, in full 360 degree technology, showcasing the values embedded in Israel's Declaration of Independence and the historic highlights of 70 years of independence.
*with the contributions of Tel Aviv Global; this tour is available on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 free of charge to all attendees. Please register at TAM desk located in Registration Area.
The tour will start at 14:00 and ends at 15:30.