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Independence Visitor Center

599 Market St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
+1 800-537-7676
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The Independence Visitor Center is the gateway to America's Most Historic Square Mile. Located in the heart of Independence National Historical Park, the official Visitor Center of the region is the exclusive location to pick up free-timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. The Independence Visitor Center also provides visitor services and amenities, including a multilingual staff fluent in nine languages, on-site ticketing to more than 60 area attractions and tours, free regional maps and brochures, comprehensive daily event listings, and free informative historical films and wireless internet access. The Visitor Center is also the primary point of orientation for the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (193 reviews)
“clean restrooms” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
599 Market St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
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+1 800-537-7676
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"gift shop"
in 193 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 61 reviews
"great place to start"
in 52 reviews
"liberty bell"
in 194 reviews
"free movies"
in 20 reviews
"starting point"
in 46 reviews
"tour tickets"
in 19 reviews
"information desk"
in 24 reviews
"purchase tickets"
in 26 reviews
"other attractions"
in 24 reviews
"historic philadelphia"
in 27 reviews
"timed tickets"
in 31 reviews
"across the street"
in 45 reviews
"old city"
in 20 reviews
"american history"
in 21 reviews
"visitors"
in 198 reviews
"philly"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On our recent visit to Philadelphia, we definitely wanted to see the Liberty Bell. It's now in this Visitor Center, which is fine in its own right. But really, unless you're looking for your LIberty Bell souvenir or have a craving for coffee, you can...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This attraction is in a great location with alot of useful information about everything Philly has to offer.

Thank Eileen V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was okay to go in to get our tickets for Independence Hall tour; otherwise just a gift shop! Under construction so maybe there will be more soon. As of now you can skip this.

Thank Donald H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were first time visitors to Philadelphia and found our way to PPA underground parking garage which exits in Visitors Center. VERY helpful woman at information desk. We had one day to spend. She recommended Liberty Bell center, Independence Hall, museum of American revolution and...More

Thank Beth Brown L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a locked nursing mothers room (you have to ask the park rangers for the code to the room and the family bathroom). We were able to get our philly plash tickets here (the purple hop on/off bus). Also tickets for the independence hall...More

Thank Casey9968
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since they are not teaching our real history any more...go get a live dose. See and touch where our founders did the deed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean bathrooms, friendly staff, overpriced bottled drinks. We got there just after 10 a.m. and no tickets left for Independence Hall.

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is currently under renovation, however it’s still open to the public. There is a lot of information and a gift shop. And a Rocky statue.

Thank J_Terhune
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here first to get tickets for the actual tours.and bathrooms located here, so take advantage- there aren’t others in bell center or independence hall 😉

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free tickets for Independence Hall. Two gift shops with nice souvenirs. The bathrooms r the only ones around Independence mall.

Thank Artzen2017
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typetypetype
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?
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FroggyLJ
31 August 2015|
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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
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Kerrie Z
4 June 2015|
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Response from Albert L | Property representative |
Good afternoon Kerrie, our apologies for our late response. I thought this was already answered by a member of our staff. We here at the Independence Visitor Center do not have storage areas in our building. And what many... More
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