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Independence Visitor Center

599 Market Street, 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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599 Market Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
+1 800-537-7676
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to park and start your tour of Philadelphia. The information desk is very knowledgeable and helpful. There is a little gift shop.

Thank McHalesNavy
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This entire park was great to see. So much history. A good reminder to never take this great country for granted!! If you want to see the inside of Independence Hall, go here for your free tickets. Come early! The tours book up quickly.

Thank timot61
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Really good actors in the halls being Benjamin Franklin etc and they are very entertaining and do an excellent job of teaching you the history of philly. They keep in character all the time and you can ask them historical questions which was fascinating. Staff...More

Thank MRSoli
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely a good choice to stop here and receive good tourist info. Attendants were knowledgeable and offered good savings.

Thank Pistritto1
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

If seeing historical sites or learning about the beginnings of this country, this is a good place to start. Although the theaters were "out of order " the day we were there, we still enjoyed the actors, storytelling and restrooms. The surrounding grounds and area...More

Thank RondaKansasCity
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a wonderful visitor center. They have a little of everything. The tickets for the tours are available there and if you are taking the Big Bus tour the first bus is on the corner of the street from the center. Nice clean restrooms....More

1  Thank sallieb321
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Before going anywhere, go here first. You will pick up any tickets, brochures you need here. There are clean bathrooms, a cafe and a gift shop here. Plenty of room to rest. Even a little history here.

1  Thank TruthfulMama
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a good place to get your Philly pass and hunker down when the rain is coming down in buckets! The rangers are very helpful. There are no dumb questions here.

Thank cellofool
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This visitor center is located in a very clean and air conditioned building. There are little exhibits/attractions in the corridor, at entrance from Market Street, there is the Gift Shop. The folks who work behind the information desk are friendly and very knowledgeable. They were...More

Thank LoveMyFoodGirl1
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Quite the impressive visitor center if you wish to know a lot about Philly! Don't miss it! It has something for everyone and you'll learn lots of things you didn't know.

Thank erisley2015
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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?
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
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