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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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599 Market St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
+1 800-537-7676
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

You get your best info from this place and tickets for everything in Philly plus a gift shop a must place to see

Thank pbskateso
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We visited this center and were very impress with the displays and the level of organization this center has to offer. If you are in town, this place will serve as a great information location for your Philadelphia trip.

Thank George S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Maps - brochures - National Park Service Rangers with multiple Passport stamps available. Clean restrooms and snack bar and nice gift shop

Thank mrskemosabe
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This beautiful building has a nice gift shop, very clean bathrooms, a theater showing short movies of the history of Philadelphia, a snack/deli shop, and much more. If this is your first visit to Philadelphia then you need to stop here first.

Thank Faith501
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Once you arrive in the in the Independence "Park" area, this is the best place to get started. In addition to the basic info about the sites (Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, etc)., it is also going give you a start time on your tour(s),...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 17 July 2016

If you're a history buff, or 60+ then yeah - No.1 stop! If it's raining and you can't get home or walk anywhere else - this will do to hide from the rain I guess. If you're an average human person, then there is nothing...More

Thank akeyaranu
Reviewed 15 July 2016

If you havn't planned anything, this is the first place to visit and they have all the information you will need to know. There's many paid tours or information around all the sites around Philly.

Thank E90SLAM
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Clean, properly staffed and informative. You can get a snack, use the restroom, learn a little history and get all the information you need on tours and attractions.

Thank safetysue2016
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Watch the movies, ask questions, get your timed ticket for Independence Hall tour (free) Book other tours. Begin your Historical Philly Trip Here!1q

Thank traveling_frank
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Stop here first to get all the details on your trip to historic Philly! When you walk in, they have a nice gift shop and many CLEAN restrooms. This is where you get your tickets for Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell. EVERYTHING is here...More

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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