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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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"gift shop"
in 192 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 67 reviews
"great place to start"
in 52 reviews
"liberty bell"
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"free movies"
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"starting point"
in 39 reviews
"tour tickets"
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"information desk"
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"purchase tickets"
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"national park service"
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"other attractions"
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"timed tickets"
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"historic philadelphia"
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"across the street"
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"parking garage"
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"walking tour"
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"old city"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of information here, and parking is underneath the center. Clean bathrooms and a place to get passport stamps, although the one for the Liberty Bell isn't here - it's at Old City Hall (hint: There's another grouping of passport stamps for NJ - Pinelands...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The first time I found the visitor center I was looking for a place to park to visit a friend at the Monaco hotel. Today I revisited to see Independence Hall. Parking was easy, although expensive but probably normal rates for the city. The staff...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want information about historic Philadelphia, this is the place to visit. July 4th week was not the ideal time to come, as it resembled more of a day at the zoo. But for tickets to the exhibits and general information you need to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice spot to go with my wife as I love the history, the buildings, and the city. There is a lot of things to visit and see. It really is a great place to enjoy and appreciate the history of the Founding...More

Thank Gene P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its an awesome place to find anything and everything about Philly. From tickets to tours. The people speak several languages or have information available in different languages. Absolutely the place to go.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do go there first to make sure that you get the reservations for visiting the most interesting places. We didn't,sothere were many places sold out

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was recommended by the Carriage Drive to stop and get the Gazette..newsletter of local happenings. Details hours, fees and activities. Also, very clean restrooms.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at the help desk were very friendly, and this is the where the national Parks staff are located where you get your free timed entry ticket to Constitution Hall. There are gifts shops, a cafeteria and toilets here. Unfortunately my son left his...More

Thank cmyw0rld
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far as visitor's centers go, this one wasn't bad. Since our trip was a bit last minute, we stopped here first to get ourselves oriented and the staff did an amazing job offering us a rough idea of what our group would enjoy. We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place although large quite soulless and not of any great value to me in terms of understanding Philadelphia. A number of the shops within all seemed to have staff working who were as bored as I was. Leaning on counters looking uninterested...More

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typetypetype
13 July 2016|
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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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