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Independence Visitor Center

599 Market Street, 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 good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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599 Market Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
+1 800-537-7676
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time in Philly and decided to cover the historical heritage attractions first....but there were so many! And I wasn't clear on which ones needed a ticket. So we decided to stop by the Visitor's Center, located across from the Liberty Bell....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect starting point and ending point if you want to hit the gift shops and food vendors. National Park Service employees, volunteers and docents have all the information you can possibly need for your visit.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were people all over the place, the park service folks were rude, the staff at the visitor center seemed loopy and it was a holiday weekend, so we just chalked it up as a bad time to visit.

Thank TCProfiler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were exploring these historic places and had a wonderful time. From Independence Hall to the Liberty Bell, Philly really embodies the cradle of democracy.

Thank William O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's fine and clean. Cute tourist shop. Nice bathrooms. There could have been more...and I couldn't believe it's only open until 6 pm (7 pm during the summer...it's still light out...stay open for tourists).

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One can find details on videos and posters for a great period of American history. Focused on important events and people that influenced the history. Events take place through the corridor. Guest center very helpful for other attractions as well.

Thank aacctraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local volunteers re-enact 1700 activities while we wait for movies, tickets, etc. Get your tickets for Independence Hall here--but be in line outside by 815 a.m. to get tickets for the day! 2 short historical movies, walk thru historical pictoral area, free restrooms!

Thank 350deborahg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visitors center is located very close to well known sites in Philadelphia- easy walk to Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House and Philadelphia Mint. Reasonably prices to park in lot under the Center and right off I- 95. We had a great day,...More

Thank 2Cher62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go before you begin any tour of Philly. You can find info on places to tour on foot, via car, or buy tickets for one of the bus tours that are stationed around the center. They also have cold drinks...More

Thank AuntLeeLee79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go here and get a lot of advice and information on different things to see and the best way to do it. The staff are friendly. You can also get tickets here.

Thank Dee S
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12 July 2016|
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Response from IVCC | Property representative |
We are happy to try to help! What convention are you interested in attending?
31 August 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
Kerrie Z
4 June 2015|
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Response from Albert L | Property representative |
Good afternoon Kerrie, our apologies for our late response. I thought this was already answered by a member of our staff. We here at the Independence Visitor Center do not have storage areas in our building. And what many... More