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Independence Visitor Center

599 Market Street, 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.
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  • Average8%
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599 Market Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
+1 800-537-7676
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice gift shop, free phone recharging stations, food and historical photos. BUT THE BEST were the conveniently located clean large restrooms.

Thank Blancaontheroad
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great store with a variety of gifts for everyone. The visitors center is under construction but very well maintained and clean with plenty of helpful staff.

Thank Rico G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice convenient stop to use the restrooms and grab a bit to eat while touring all the historical sites. I'd say a little on the pricey side but most of the time the tourist convenient places are. It was nice that it...More

Thank momof2greatkids108
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good place for the family to learn about history and even enjoy a snack at the concession stand. They have shows airing you can sit relax and take a load off. Family friendly environment.

Thank LadyChi45
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful building that has 2 theatres (free films), a statue of Rocky you can pose with, a hologram Liberty Bell and also serves as a place where you can get your tickets for Independence Hall tours as well as other tours. Well...More

Thank Worldtravelorplus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking to beat the heat, stroll around and look at the exhibits and check out the gift ship. They can provide good info on the town, connected to a safe parking lot and clean restrooms

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visitor centre is as should be - lots of info, free orientation movies, snack bar and rest rooms. This is where you get your timed tickets to the independance hall lthough as arrived just after 5pm on a weekday in august I was told...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best visitor centers I've been in. It is beautiful and roomy. Great static displays, wonderful gift shop, storytellers, films...I wish it had more seating areas.

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 1 week ago

take some xtra money to take some interesting items to home. its a very popular place. if you go to Philly it is a must to visit the visitors center.

Thank roberto p
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you first walk in, don't expect to immediately be showered by options on what to do while in Philly. There is so many people and so much going on that it is a bit overwhelming to get your bearings straight. Nice gift shop, little...More

Thank Eric L
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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
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