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Independence Visitor Center

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Address: 1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 1-800-537-7676
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for...

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.

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Great place to start~

If you are visiting Philly, start here, get ideas, tours, maps, and free tickets to Independence Hall!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Philly, start here, get ideas, tours, maps, and free tickets to Independence Hall!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We quickly received our free tickets for the Independence Hall tour. Park service desk attendants were knowledgeable, friendly and circled all of our points of interest on a map and sent us happily on our way!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

1 of the 2 must visit in Philadelphia. The famous Independence Bell can be found in here too. But please expect an airport-style security check before you are allowed inside.

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stop! I picked up some good information from the people inside including a map of the area and advice on where to visit for sure... they really made me feel at home.... it's right across from the Liberty Bell

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a gift shop, snack bar, information centre and a place to buy tours, worth stopping here at the start of you city visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just across the road from the Liberty Bell on Market St. Just inside was a huge visitors shop with everything Liberty as well as Philly souvenirs. The restrooms are in this building as well as a small cafe area. There are plenty of leaflets with suggestions of things to do and some desks where you can book the various tours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Park staff is very helpful and explained the various sites in the Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. Arrive early to get timed ticket entry to Independence Hall. Better option is to get one of the tickets up to 10 pm night before your visit. Park makes up to 40% tickets available this way. Site is recration.gov

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great stop on the historical tour of Philadelphia. Go very early or very late to avoid the line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific amount of information here at the visitor center. The staff is also very helpful with ideas and know how for your whole Philadelphia visit. A must first stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times before. First of all, it is the best place for parking in the area because parking is difficult to find. The center has greatly improved. It now has a small restaurant and as before a nice gift shop. It is the best place for a pit-stop if you need to use the restroom. The... More 

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