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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%
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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 21 April 2016

It should not be a ticketed event. They should just control the line like at the liberty bell. Very inconvenient to walk across the street to get tickets.Then wait two hours to see attraction. They ran out of tickets at 3:45pm.

Thank desmond417
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I really didn't want to go into the center, I was however outvoted and I am glad I lost. It was amazing having all that stuff in one place and the history and stories behind each item. We all walked around for hours reading and...More

Thank L J
Reviewed 20 April 2016

You pick up your free tickets for Independence Hall here. Staff were very helpful. Maps available with knowledgable staff to hel you find interested destinations.

Thank 212Sunshine
Reviewed 20 April 2016

New building, pleasant staff, and located at the heart of your tour of the historical area of Philadelphia.

Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This info center had parking (you pay for) and was a perfect location to start your tour. There was plenty of info to direct you to places of interest.

Thank tiredday
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The visitor center is where you have to go to get tickets to Independence Hall. It also has a large gift shop, clean restrooms, and a small cafe for snacks. There is plenty of employees ready to help tourist book a tour or answer questions.

Thank tbchick2011
Reviewed 17 April 2016

As visiter centres go this is one of the better ones as it tries to involve one in Philadelphia the lady we spoke to knew everything there was to know about Philadelphia , how to get around what to see the back ground to most...More

Thank Loftyviews
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Good all-around Visitor's Center for the historic area. Get your Independence Hall tour free tickets here.

Thank Christa4of4
Reviewed 12 April 2016

A good place to visit for info, clean bathrooms and tables to sit at to grab a snack or regroup. Penny machines available and lots of brochures.

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We drove in from a wedding in Maryland for Saturday and Sunday. We were able to park in the parking garage. It was a good thing because it was snowing, and we had to get out coats on from the car ride. We were able...More

Thank rbarnes4
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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