“Let me just relay a few of the reasons the Liberty Bell is a national disappointment: Not in a tower. Cannot be rung, AND it's broken. Disappointing to say the least. It's not even that big.” -Emily C.
The Liberty Bell is a symbol of American independence as it was rung after the first reading of the Declaration of Independence. Written on the bell is, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” It’s about three feet tall and 2,000 pounds and sits in Independence National Historical Park.
It’s unclear why it cracked, but it prevents it from being rung, which, yes, technically makes it a broken bell. But considering it's 267 years old, it's not entirely surprising that it's no longer in pristine condition.
If you want to ring a bell in good condition, join a caroling group.