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Independence Visitor Center

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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...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 2 days ago via mobile

Has a snack bar and gift shop. It is the only place that has bathrooms in the entire park. So go before you go to the park.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pretty full on a weekend - nice little exhibit - this is where you pick up your tickets (free) for the Constitution Hall tours - best to order them online then go to will-call. Excellent "facilities", and used by lots of tour bus groups for...More

Thank NewillDB
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good gift shop and on site. Cafe is pretty ordinary You can get tickets here to tour Independence Hall but only on the day you want to visit from 8.30am - best to be there at that time as there is a crowd Staff are...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is where you will want to start a historical tour. They have the Independence Hall tickets, a cafe, and bathrooms. It is well maintained and the staff are great.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating place to learn about the founding fathers, the signing of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution......and the importance that Philadelphia played in American history.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Visitor Center employee in another city, I've learned to ALWAYS stop at the Visitor Center FIRST when visiting! This center sells tickets for local attractions at reduced rates, has helpful employees (shout out to Matilda and Patrick) and one of the best souvenir...More

Thank Paige R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where you can pick up free, same-day tickets to visit Independence Hall, which is a short walk across the street. There’s a video about the history of Philadelphia and a couple of background exhibits. There’s also a cafe, restrooms and a nice gift...More

Thank Chevstar29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get your tour tickets here. Browse the gift shop for souveniers. Also a good place for a bite to eat. It's also where you will find area bathrooms

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buy your tickets at the Visitor Center. It has a small eatery and lots of information and helpful staff.

Thank BlueHeronOakland_MI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just across the road from Liberty Bell and Independence Hall (you get the 'free' timed tickets here to visit the Hall - at touristy times get here early if you want to visit in the morning or i think you may be able to so...More

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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.
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