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Independence Visitor Center

1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
1-800-537-7676
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Ranked #20 of 289 Attractions in Philadelphia
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, the Southern... more » Owner description: The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania. « less
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Camas, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were there the day after labor day and access to everything was super easy. Great to see liberty bell and the Independence Hall without wait nor crowd,

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Delaware, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There are two free movies that give an overview of our history. Highly recommended. One is 30 min.; the other 20min. We visited the upstairs balcony and had a beautiful view of Indepence Hall Park.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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152 reviews 152 reviews
38 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stop here to get everything you need to plan your visit to the many attractions within walking distance. You also need to come here to get tickets for Independence Hall (free).

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had quite a variety of souvenirs, did think they were priced a little high. The center was close to the historical sights of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall so you could walk over there. Clerks were very friendly and helpful.

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Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This building has all the information you need to visit all the historical places in Philly. The parking is expensive, $17 for anything over 2 hours, but what can you say, its Philly

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Herndon, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Stop here first before heading on to the park. The Rangers are helpful, you need a timed ticket to enter the park which you get here and the films most informative.

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Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
69 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A/C, restrooms, touristy shop, well-stocked cafe, and convenient parking garage all make this a central location to start a trip to the park. There are exhibits and movies as well.

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Ft. Collins, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You have to pick up your Independence Hall tickets here so arrive early and walk through the exhibits. You will learn more than you could imagine.

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nothing special about this visitor's center. It was clean and air conditioned - a nice break in the hot summer days. The bathrooms were clean - could not find a water fountain. The attendant at the desk to get free Independence Hall tickets was pleasant. There are some fun statues to take photos with as you wait for your tour.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of my favorite tourist information center in the USA. Right off of 5'th and Market. Great place to use the restroom get a sip of water from their clean fountains and most of all a very friendly staff that can give you directions and reservations and even coupons for hotels/hostels. They also have guides and brochures about many other... More

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