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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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“clean restrooms”(68 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you're planning on visiting Philadelphia & heading out to all of Philly's awesome historical sites, shopping etc, then this is the place to stop in before venturing out. Parking below was plentiful on a Sunday afternoon and is reasonably priced. The center itself is...More

5  Thank FlipFlopsR4Me
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Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

This is the perfect place to start your visit to Philly. Across from Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell, it has clean bathrooms, informative staff members and a great gift shop.

3  Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

I recommend checking it out. This is where you can get free tickets to Independence Hall. You can also purchase tickets to several other museums and attractions, some at a discount.

Thank stever1957
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The staff was very helpful for a first time visitor to the city. I had already purchased some tickets online but they seemed equipped to help those who had not.

Thank LAWTexas
Reviewed September 21, 2018

It is a very nice location where visitors can shop at the gift store and use the restrooms. The helpful staff not always give the exact information relying on the Internet which is not always updated.

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Reviewed September 20, 2018

You can book tours here and find out whats on in the area. We were able to find out about the free tickets to Independence hall as we were too late for the daily ticket allocation which happens in the early morning but they said...More

Thank David R
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited here on the first day of our holiday. The staff were really helpful and advised about various attractions. The gift shop was really good and great value. Must mention the washrooms too which were spotless.

Thank tainshl
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This is the place to obtain your tickets for Independence Hall. No line when I went and staff is knowledgeable. They share the center with city guides who can give you info to other sites

Thank robbob15540
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

You will need to start at the visitors center to get your ticket to see Independence Hall. They also have the cancellation stamps for the passport book. Unfortunately the theaters were closed for renovation and went be open until the end if the month.

Thank doupnikka
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Located in the heart of Independence National Historical Park, the Visitor Center is the best location to pick up free-timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. It also provides visitor services and free maps and brochures. They also have show free informative historical films. The staff...More

Thank Charmain D
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

They offer lots of info. You find people you entertaining with different activities from American history.

Thank Iris F
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

You can get some info and a fridge magnet if you visit this building. Also has clean toilets if you need a poo.

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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