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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (199 reviews)
“clean restrooms” (66 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a good spot to use the restroom. You also get your tickets to see independence hall here. There were rangers present to ask questions. They also had flyers for what was happening in the area for the current time frame.

Thank jlcarter1975
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This information Center checks all the boxes for what such a center should. The staff is friendly and provides great brochures and information. They distribute the Independence Hall tickets (I had four reserved and four delivered) effectively and fairly. The bathrooms are well maintained, including...More

Thank Liars N F
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you purchased timed tickets, you have to stop there to pick them up. Also, there are no restrooms at either independence park or liberty bell, so this is your chance...all employees were very calm and helpful.

Thank elena k
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Has everything you need to plan your trip and great friendly staff. Near many other sites of interest.

Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are people in costumes, that change each day either playing music or showing a trade. If your children want to do the Jr Park Ranger badge, it starts with the NPS desk here. Building is newer, nice & clean. We grabbed breakfast there quick...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to make arrangements for tours and to see what all was available to see in the area. This was the starting point for all we did and saw.

Thank ksjhight
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor Center here in Philadelphia is the best place to start your day. People there are very helpful and willing to answer all your questions so you will have an idea where to go first. Centrally located near several of Philadelphia’s historic sites.

Thank Matt P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and welcoming facility on Independence Mall. Go here to get your tickets for the Independence Hall timed Tours, as well as for food/drink, rest room facilities, information, and shopping while in the historical area. Well done Philly.

Thank RSN31
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor Center here in Philadelphia is the best place to start your day as it can give you advice on all sights as well as tickets to the various must-see tours. Stop in to start your day.

Thank hll333
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greetings All, David and I went here and so happy we did! You can pick up all information on what's going on in and around town! A great place to go! Cheers! William

Thank wbondar
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Karen T
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.
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We are happy to try to help! What convention are you interested in attending?
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August 31, 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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