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Independence Visitor Center
Ranked #35 of 483 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Get your FREE tickets to see Independence Hall from the National Park rangers here.

Note that there are numerous kiosks in the building which sell tickets to other attractions. Don't get suckered in if your intent is only to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

1  Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

It was fun at the visitor center. A lot of shopping and interesting stuff! I liked the Rocky statue! We saw the man playing the musical instrument Dulcimer, it was fun!

Thank Pinay P
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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.

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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.

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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!

Thank MainStreetX
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