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Independence Visitor Center: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 08:30 - 18:00
Open today: 08:30 - 18:00
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The Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Greater Philadelphia, primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, and exclusive location to pick up free, timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. Our...more
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:00
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
599 Market Street, 1 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Centre East
+1 800-537-7676
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff at the visitor center was extremely friendly and helpful. It is the first place you should stop in Philadelphia. They can help you with anything you need.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank postalguy12977
Reviewed 6 days ago

Benefit of september visit is reduced queues and time to fully take in the information on display boards. All of a very high standard and leading to site of the Independence Bell with ample time for photographs. Very wothwhile visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank grahamd00dy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a multi purpose visitor center. You can get directions to different places, information on sites, tickets to hop on bus as well as a history lesson complete with short film. There is also a large gift shop and a variety of food venues.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Claudette C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can have all the info you need here and get your FREE tickets to the Independence Hall. Do not miss the shop, it is rather good.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tatiana K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely visitors center, great parking and so informative with a lovely gift shop where you will definitely find something to take home.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Petra263PA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best Visitors Centre I have seen. It's like a mega-mall - it has everything! The staff are very helpful and accommodating and the facilities are excellent.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Roy David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Independence Visitor Center is located part of Independence National Historic Park, which is located in the center of Philadelphia. The visitor center is a large building, and is directly across the street from the entrance to the building that houses the Liberty Bell. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank TeardropTrailrTravls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You get your tickets to Independence Hall here. A really nice gift shop is also here. After getting your free tickets, watch a short film that kind of sets the scene.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank donnd386
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The folks at the desk helped us to find all we wanted to see in just a few short minutes and also found us some great local spots we would have missed. They were nothing but great.

Date of experience: September 2019
5  Thank rogersober
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for a “rest stop” while sightseeing! Lots of Philly info available, snack shop, clean restrooms, and gift shop.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dands238
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2 May 2018|
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Response from B1714D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you cannot do it on the streets around, or there are very few. There's a parking garage, more than 10 levels just a block away. Book it through Spot Hero app for best rates. We got around 15$ for whole day, 9 am - 9 pm.
13 July 2016|
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Response from IVCC | Property representative |
We are happy to try to help! What convention are you interested in attending?
31 August 2015|
Response from Albert L | Property representative |
Good morning! I believe you are referring to snagging the timed tickets for Independence Hall. You can call 1-877-444-6777 or visit recreation.gov to purchase tickets. Please note, that only 40% of tickets are able to... More