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Independence Visitor Center: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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Start your trip here. Get tickets for Independence Hall. There are also several information videos. And you can go to the observation deck on the upper floors for a great view of Ind hall.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not really a thing to do. It's a clean place with a crappy cafe. A big gift shop with very tourist stuff. A free public restroom. A place to get free tickets to independence hall. A place to grab pamphlets or pay for...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Corbin G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the starter for the tour of historical Philadelphia. Some useful information, an interesting overview of the history and this is where you buy your tickets for the Independence Hall and Congress Centre.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GillO190
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent visitor centre where you can pick up maps and guides and tickets for Independence hall etc. There is an informative audio visual presentation, information boards, toilet facilities, cafe and gift shop. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff.

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

This was a great place to stop and take a break and put your game plan together to tour the city. You need to stop by here to get tickets to Indepenence hall. They are free but need tickets. They can answer all your questions....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank franc364
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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3 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?
1 September 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