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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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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #21 of 281 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Huge exhibits. A lot of info areas to help get your day started. Many photo oops and employees to talk to for assistance.

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Highland, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The visitor center has everything a visitor would need while starting in Philadelphia. The center offers tours, brochures, and other various info. Definitely helpful if you're a first time visitor to the area like I was.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very efficient center for all tour needs, either through the Park Service or paid tours. Lunch counter was a little pricey. Lots of good tourist information.

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Tucker, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The employees of the center are very helpful and informative as to nearby attractions and the location is very accessible! Thanks, Philly!

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a must. We viewed the two films which were excellent. Staff went out of their way to advise and help. It is a must to call in here and get advice. They recommend the best use of your time to incorporate what you are interested in doing. Advice that the Pfaff buses are free to seniors was invaluable

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Tampa, Florida
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Received my tickets and a lot of helpful information.. As you walked the halls to go to the ticket counter, there are people dressed in character garments from the 1700's that are playing instruments and teaching people to write with old fashioned pens. It was a great experience..

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McAllen, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very informative. Nice place to cool down on a hot summer day. Food, videos, and a gift shop and tour info.

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It was a self-serve business. You go into a crowded room with children running under your feet and you try to make expensive decisions on which souvenir you want. The staff hid behind the cash registers and gave me little good customer service. They looked unconcerned. My advice is to find the food court down the street and get your... More

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Albert L, Manager at Independence Visitor Center, responded to this review

Good afternoon Hazel007_12. My name is Albert Lee and I serve as the Community Manager for the Independence Visitor Center. Thank you so much for coming to visit us in Philadelphia. We greatly appreciate when you take time to let us know how we're doing. I had one question about your review. When you mention a self-serve business and a... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

After walking in the July heat, it was nice to sit in AC and watch a few movies about Independence. Gift shop was very nice with tasteful and well made gifts, not cheap souvenirs.

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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Independence Visitor Center has tickets for Independence Hall (free through NPS) and two videos (also free) regarding the beginnings of the USA and all the major players. Also still exhibits about slavery during the break from England and a great gift shop. A quick survey will earn you a 10% discount coupon for the gift shop.

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