Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Greater Philadelphia, primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park. Our multilingual staff are fluent in twelve languages to help all visitors. Tickets for 100+ local tours, attractions, museums, are available for purchase. Free services and amenities offered here include: official Welcome Film of Philadelphia; maps and brochures; WiFi access; and public restrooms.
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Address
Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 5th St • 2 min walk
  • 8th St • 4 min walk
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4.5
2,465 reviews
Excellent
1,397
Very good
813
Average
214
Poor
33
Terrible
8

Laura S
15 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
This center is helpful in building your historical trip. It also has clean bathrooms which are a must with all the walking tours.
Written October 11, 2023
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BLMerce
Kensington, MD904 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
We arrived looking for information and Ranger Booklets for our grandchildren. The Ranger gave us a map and information for of the historical sites.
We saw a movie and got to sit in a replica of George Washington’s chair.
Written September 6, 2023
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,347 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
It’s a nice building. I appreciate the air conditioner and the restroom.

But my goodness the prices in the gift shop are outrageous.

I don’t mean a bit overpriced - I mean an outright rip off

So…
Written July 30, 2023
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greglinmon
Las Cruces, NM758 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
A lot of space, not tons to see. The movie was ho hum, really just a space if visiting other parts of Independence National Park Service site.
Written July 27, 2023
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY760 contributions
Jun. 2023
This building is great! There is a gift shop full of many different items. There is also a place to get your Nationalal Park passport stamped as there are many National Historic Sites in Philadelphia. I highly recommend coming here!
Written July 18, 2023
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ELKW
United States11,862 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
the center is quite good, new and modern, you can see some exhibit there, also get ranger books, and badges.
Written July 7, 2023
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Fleckney
Fleckney, UK444 contributions
May 2023
Centrally placed and full of lots of information, maps, guides and a shop. The best place to start your visit to Philadelphia
Written July 6, 2023
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Mike H
Saint Louis, MO299 contributions
Jun. 2023
The visitor center has a number of theatres with videos, the gift shop, and a number of information booths for the park and Philly.
Written June 26, 2023
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Michael A
Chesapeake, VA1,082 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Very nice visitor center. Clean bathrooms, a big gift shop and friendly park rangers make this the best place to start your visit to the Independence Historical area.
Written May 26, 2023
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Justin O
Newport News, VA22 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Family
This was our first stop on vacation and it was well worth it. They have a ring of information and helpful/friendly staff.

You can buy tickets for a number of nearby attractions and they are more than happy to help guide you based on your interests.

I can't recommend this as your first stop enough.
Written April 9, 2023
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