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Independence Visitor Center

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Greater Philadelphia, and the exclusive location to pick up free, timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. All visitors are welcome...more
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599 Market St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Centre East
+1 800-537-7676
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop after you have toured the Mall and Liberty Bell. Great gift shop with items for all price points........for the smallest child or adults. Also give discount to Military.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great gift shop and the staff was very helpful in picking out gifts for our young son. There weren’t any infant sized clothes but there were other options and our son was very excited about the books.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 960abbyl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of info about all the sights, lots of clean restrooms, and a decent cafe - even a few exhibits the kids and I actually learned something from.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We parked under the center $23 all day parking. There are clean bathrooms here. Gift shop and s ranger station for independence hall. There free but you need tickets!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed December 10, 2018

The employees at the Independence Visitors Center were so helpful and informative. This is a must-do on a first visit to Philadelphia. Go early to try to beat the crowds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 44wynnew
Reviewed December 9, 2018

A GREAT place to start your tour of the historic sites in Philadelphia. We chanced upon a National Park Ranger who guided us through a city map, one historic place at a time and circled our map with each place to visit in our day-long...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kermitvb
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Give yourself plenty of time if you want to read everything. Lots top take in. Ran out of time. Most interesting was the teo men dueling. Life size miniatures of people today.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert A
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Spacious. Good facilities. Friendly staff. Loads of information. A visitor center which is truly more than just an information center.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DipuKV
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is a really great place to park and start your tour of historic Philadelphia. The entrance to the parking garage is hard to find so you need to go slow once you’re in that area. We saw a picture of it on the internet...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ephyfe
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This is the place to start. They have gift shops, bathrooms, actors dressed in historic clothing, information on everything in the area, areas to take photos, a statue of Rocky, snacks, drinks, ice cream and best of all tour tickets and bus tickets.

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 2, 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.
July 12, 2016|
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Response from IVCC | Property representative |
We are happy to try to help! What convention are you interested in attending?
August 31, 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