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Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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“clean restrooms”(66 reviews)
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 4 weeks ago

This is not only where you get your free, timed tickets for Independence Hall, but you can learn a lot about the area and history. The gift shop has unique items not found anywhere else in Philly. Prices are what is expected and deal can...More

Thank April J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a first time visitor like we were, this is the place to stop first and get all your maps and information to visit the city.

Thank cbenw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice gift shop, clean restrooms, friendly park staff, maps provided and nice place to sit and regroup.

Thank mel2523
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

This is where you stop to get your Timed tour tickets for Independence Hall. Also all the Passport Stamps are here. Park Rangers were great as usual. Good place to use the bathroom. There were a lot of them and all clean. Located 2 blocks...More

Thank ndrose7
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Love our National Parks! Tax dollars at work ! This visitor center is huge- takes up a whole block, parking is underground. So efficient and near everything. Liberty Bell is across the street and Independence Hall across the next street. Everyone is knowledgeable and kind....More

Thank Alice H
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This is where you go to get your information and tickets for Independence Hall. Otherwise, there's not much to do in this building at the moment

Thank RutherfordB
Reviewed June 4, 2018

The park employees were so helpful. They looked up train schedules for us, helped us get tickets and explained the maps.

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed June 3, 2018

This was our first stop once we arrived in Philly! The place is undergoing renovations to make it better. The gift shop is very nice, and the information desk can give you what you need to know about the free tours and the pay tours....More

Thank jdkittrell
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

There is not much to do in this building except get tickets for Independence Hall. Offered in building is a cafe, gift shop, and extremely clean restrooms.

Thank Katherine G
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Bathrooms are very clean ! Building well air conditioned !! Gift shop is okay (just being honest) —> Make sure to go to the Park Ranger Desk, if Terry is there she was full of information! She told us about special exhibits going on, about...More

Thank Amy A E
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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