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Independence Visitor Center

1 N Independence Mall W, 1 North Independence Mall West, 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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1 N Independence Mall W, 1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
+1 800-537-7676
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Gift shop offers many souvenir options. Some self guided exhibits and area for kids to dress up in period clothes. Tons of info pamphlets.

1  Thank k8iep
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Went here to get our tickets for Independence Hall. The ranger we spoke with was very helpful and gave us lots of great tips on where to go and what to see. All free.

1  Thank Gina A
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This place had very helpful customer service and I was very surprised by how large it was. They had lots of handy guides and we got lots of info on the brandy wine valley and valley forge. Definitely a good stop if you're new to...More

1  Thank ValClifton82
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This center is very well organized and full of useful information for tourists. Do stop by upon reaching Philadelphia to plan your day visit.

1  Thank BananaLu
Reviewed 8 March 2016

this building is on the same grounds as Independence Hall, the park rangers are located here and you must get a timed ticket for the tour of Independence Hall. There are two movies that are also free. The one we watched was a little slow...More

2  Thank Kim G
Reviewed 7 March 2016

the exhibits were quite informative on the history and evolution of this historically significant area.

Thank david n
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a must see for Philly. Don't miss learning about The birthplace of America. The liberty bell, the independence hall...all good.

1  Thank pinkglow7
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Once all the tickets are given out for the day you can still go to the Independence Hall tour and wait in line to see if they have extra seats open. That's what we did. It took us two tours in line to wait but...More

1  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I highly advice making this the first stop. The ladies are so help and nice. The materials are free from broachers to maps to detailed informational help,for the ladies. Plus it's a nice place to get warm and get a delicious snack.

2  Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 25 February 2016

A must visit. Gets you all geared up for the walk around the area. The Rangers are very knowledgeable and courteous.

Thank glchiro
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Need tickets for Convention.
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?
We would like to purchase the advance tickets @ $1.50 each, but do not see on the website where/how to do so. Help!
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
Is there an area of downtown with lockers to store luggage while I'm exploring?
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