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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
Description: 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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First Stop On Our Historical Tour of Philadelphia

The visitors center was fantastic. They had extremely clean restrooms and their staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. You can purchase food here and also purchase... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is the perfect place to start your visit to Philly. Across from Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell, it has clean bathrooms, informative staff members and a great gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The visitors center was fantastic. They had extremely clean restrooms and their staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. You can purchase food here and also purchase souvenirs. I would definitely recommend making this your first stop on your Historical Philadelphia trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is centrally located on the Independence Mall of historic sites. You can get tickets here for Independence Hall (come way early). The bathrooms are large and clean all day. Great gift shop here, too.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This visitor center has lots of historical information as well as lots of information on things to do in Philadelphia. Everyone is very informative and helpful. It is air-conditioned too. So was a welcome relief from the heat. They do have a small restaurant in there as well. I didn't try the food. Philly is full of great places to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to start your visit of historic Philadelphia. It has a great gift shop. You pick up your tickets for independence Hall her. I highly recommend that you purchase timed tickets in advance. You pick your tickets up here at will calll and do not have to stand in the long line to get your tickets.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

There are park rangers and regular city ambassadors here that will gladly answer questions and give you maps and information. There is even a small little restaurant that is not even that expensive,,Also a gift shop..and some well needed restrooms for the weary traveler like me..

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

From an outsiders point of view, I found the centre very informative and interesting. Being able to get so close to the liberty bell was good too. (shame about the crack).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our family enjoyed this facility and everything it offered! We were able to meet tours, have lunch and visit historical characters.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This modern but still period style facility is in the midst of Independence National Historic Park. It is a large facility with two good films, some worthwhile exhibits, lots of information about the Park, City and region (including from literature, computer and humans), food, refreshments and toilets. This is an excellent visitor's center which can facilitate your visit to the... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our first stop was the Independence Visitor Center, after parking underneath in the parking garage. If you walk around to see the sites, plan to spend $18 for parking for the day. This beats the crowded lots around the area and strange people driving your car to park it. Inside the visitor center, you can get free tickets for a... More 

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Additional Information about Independence Visitor Center

Address: 1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 1-800-537-7676
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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