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Independence Visitor Center

599 Market St, Independence Mall, 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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clean restrooms” (67 reviews)
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599 Market St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
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+1 800-537-7676
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"gift shop"
in 192 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 67 reviews
"great place to start"
in 52 reviews
"liberty bell"
in 193 reviews
"free movies"
in 20 reviews
"starting point"
in 39 reviews
"tour tickets"
in 19 reviews
"information desk"
in 24 reviews
"purchase tickets"
in 26 reviews
"national park service"
in 19 reviews
"other attractions"
in 22 reviews
"timed tickets"
in 30 reviews
"historic philadelphia"
in 26 reviews
"across the street"
in 45 reviews
"parking garage"
in 19 reviews
"walking tour"
in 18 reviews
"old city"
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a good place to drop by and visit to get more information. It was entertaining and everything was at your fingertips with staff helping you to manage your sightseeing. Can find interesting area inside to take some photos too.

Thank joanadventure
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of helpful info about Philly. You can buy tickets here, learn history about the area. Grab a cup of coffee and snack. Use the restroom and sit and take a break. Very nice, polite and helpful workers. Start here before you do anything in...More

Thank S-Badventures
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stopped by a couple of times to inquire about things to do in the city and the staff were very helpful. They arranged tickets for us for Independence Hall and were able to give information about road closures that weekend and recommend somewhere to...More

Thank Natalie O
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Building very easy to find. They have a parking garage attached but we were able to park on the street and use the meters. Facility was bright, clean, open and very welcoming. Some exhibits to look at located inside. Bathrooms were very clean. Small cafe...More

Thank decels1970
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I went in here to duck out of the rain. It was entertaining and everything was at your fingertips with staff helping you to manage your sightseeing. plus it allowed you a place to catch your breath. I was impressed with the gentleman playing a...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a large center with outside benches for sitting to enjoy the Park views. Inside there is a gift shop with a nice selection of souvenirs and plenty of information along with large clean bathrooms.

Thank PamPrefers
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped by to pick up some brochures. The counter staff were helpful. They had some good opportunities for photos (with statues of Ben Franklin, the Philly Phonetic, and Rocky).

Thank Lee A
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is located by Independence Mall/Hall and the Liberty Bell. It has a lot of information on Philadelphia sightseeing. Some good, short historical movies (great to sit and rest), and free, public restrooms.

Thank TonyBur
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We only popped in here to pick up tickets for the Independence Hall. The gentleman who provided the ticket was incredibly helpful and offered to give us an overview of all of the other attractions in that. area very kind

Thank CHD6265
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Really only came in here to get the free tour tickets for Independence Hall. Some people are not as knowledgeable here as on the tours, but you can find some interesting facts here. Some interesting characters may roam the halls here selling wares and skills....More

Thank LinQue
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typetypetype
13 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?
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FroggyLJ
31 August 2015|
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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
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Kerrie Z
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
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