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“A good place to start”

Independence Visitor Center
Ranked #33 of 430 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Greater Philadelphia, and the exclusive location to pick up free, timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. All visitors are welcome to speak with our multilingual Visitor Services Representatives, who are fluent in twelve languages, to help with trip-planning advice so you can make the most out of your time in the city. Tickets for more than 100 local tours, attractions, museums, are available for purchase. The Visitor Center is also home to Independence Gift Shop, the official gift shop of Greater Philadelphia. Free services and amenities include: maps and brochures; cell phone charging station; WiFi access; and public restrooms.
Reviewed November 25, 2017

My wife and I visited the Independence Visitor Center to get an overview of what historic Philadelphia has to offer. It has two small theaters which show informative films touting the events that formed our country. It is within two blocks of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. It is a good starting point to begin the historic touring of downtown Philadelphia.

Date of experience: August 2017
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"great place to start"
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"liberty bell"
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"free movies"
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"starting point"
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"information desk"
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"other attractions"
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

While waiting in line for the Liberty Bell we noticed this center and made a quick restroom stop. After our viewing we went back over to the center and did some awesome shopping. Very cute things for everyone.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

You will get all the information you need to know about your civics tour and more! Very helpful and friendly service!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

This is a large center with lots of information and two small theaters , each showing a different short (approx 20 min) film about Philadelphia and its place in history. Very worthwhile to start here.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

A nice place to visit to see some of the free displays and exhibits. The visitor center has restrooms which comes in handy if you are walking around this historical area. The center also has one of the better gift shops, too. It's a nice place to take a break.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank susan T
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