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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.
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“gift shop” (196 reviews)
“clean restrooms” (62 reviews)
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599 Market St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Centre East
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+1 800-537-7676
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"gift shop"
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"clean restrooms"
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"great place to start"
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First stop in Philadelphia. Close to Liberty Bell and independence hall. Great place for info and buying tickets. Also has some cool statues for selfies.

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is really good as you can see and read about the history of the independence. There is a nice and handy gift shop as well as some seating areas to rest.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not only where you get your free, timed tickets for Independence Hall, but you can learn a lot about the area and history. The gift shop has unique items not found anywhere else in Philly. Prices are what is expected and deal can...More

Thank April J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are a first time visitor like we were, this is the place to stop first and get all your maps and information to visit the city.

Thank cbenw
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice gift shop, clean restrooms, friendly park staff, maps provided and nice place to sit and regroup.

Thank mel2523
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where you stop to get your Timed tour tickets for Independence Hall. Also all the Passport Stamps are here. Park Rangers were great as usual. Good place to use the bathroom. There were a lot of them and all clean. Located 2 blocks...More

Thank ndrose7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love our National Parks! Tax dollars at work ! This visitor center is huge- takes up a whole block, parking is underground. So efficient and near everything. Liberty Bell is across the street and Independence Hall across the next street. Everyone is knowledgeable and kind....More

Thank Alice H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where you go to get your information and tickets for Independence Hall. Otherwise, there's not much to do in this building at the moment

Thank RutherfordB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park employees were so helpful. They looked up train schedules for us, helped us get tickets and explained the maps.

Thank Teresa D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop once we arrived in Philly! The place is undergoing renovations to make it better. The gift shop is very nice, and the information desk can give you what you need to know about the free tours and the pay tours....More

Thank jdkittrell
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Karen T
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.
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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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