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Independence Visitor Center

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number:
+1 800-537-7676
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The Independence Visitor Center is the gateway to America's Most Historic...

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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Make this your first stop

If visiting Independence Park, make this your first stop to the Park. That way you can plan and strategize your visit and take advantages of the park rangers to answer questions... read more

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charlotte, nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If visiting Independence Park, make this your first stop to the Park. That way you can plan and strategize your visit and take advantages of the park rangers to answer questions, make suggestions, etc.

Thank carolinasunshine13
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed nearby and wound up stopping back at the visitor center a few times. We went to the gift shop, saw one of the free movies, ate at the counter, grabbed drinks, bought tour tickets and gathered pamphlets to make plans. It was really nice to have this nearby.

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to get all info on the Independence Hall, Liberty Bell as well as tickets( free, but get there when they open). The movies are wonderful introductions to the history you are going to see. There is also the National Parks Store. If you are a collector of National Parks passport stamps, this is the place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the heart of the most important historical monuments, the visitors center has answers to everything. You can buy tickets, get information on restaurants, places to go and things to do. Great gift shop and clean plentiful toilets. They have some hands on activities for the kids. We put together the map of the USA.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The employees here are very knowledgeable about both Old Town as well as the rest of Philadelphia. You can get tickets, refreshments and plan your adventures for the day.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent visitor center with loads of literature on the various Philadelphia sites and helpful staff. There is even a place to charge one's phone.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

warm hall perfect for a Jazz concert. notes hang in the air as you are easily able to make out the various instruments of the evening. The singers voices are crystal clear in this environment as well.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring through the displays was a great place to piece together the story of the start of our republic. There was a place to get refreshments and a gift shop as well.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of six with different interests. The visitor center gave us plenty of ideas, information, pricing and assistance in making our time there productive and fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of the best Visitors Centers in any city. Located on the corner of Market & 6th Streets on the Independence Mall, the complex is huge. It includes a store and many theaters plus restrooms and bookings for all local attractions including tickets to Independence Hall. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. If it isn't... More 

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