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Independence Visitor Center
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo
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Ranked #15 of 463 things to do in Philadelphia
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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 14 August 2014

firstly need to get tickets here for independence hall which are free but go fast as first come first serve - has a lot of history on show so worth a nose to get background on what Philly is al about - usual hop on hop off tours can be booked here - shops with gifts - cates etc - air conditioned so nice place to cool off - very modern and clean and spacious

Thank anne b
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

the review title says it all, you can get food, souvenirs but not much else, except you can also buy tickets for the hop on hop off bus here, and that is a must for Philadelphia.

Thank Sean O
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

If you're in Philly for the history - this is where you have to start - tickets to Independence Hall (free, and they go fast as they are limited and on a timed entry) - and anything else you need for touring!

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

A beautiful visitor center - new and very clean. A good exhibit with a lot of Philadelphia history. You must go here to get tickets for the Independence Hall tour.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

You can find all of the info you need here, especially for touring the historic sites of Philadelphia. The NPS rangers have tickets for Independence Hall tours (timed but no ticket required after 5PM in the summer) and maps. They also have the junior ranger program for younger children. They also have the trading card program for older kids. Every ranger at the historic sites have cards. The kids ask and answer questions to get the cards.

The center also has restrooms, a gift shop and snack area. It is also well air conditioned.

Thank july20132013
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