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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 #18 of 276 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I know you will be anxious to join the lines for Liberty Bell but let this be your FIRST stop because seeing the nearby attractions! You can get free tickets to for an Independence Hall tour, pick up Jr. Rangers packets for the kids, and learn more about Philadelphia here. They have movies, gift shop, a semi-museum and more. The... More

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Grafton, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Be sure to get a free ticket at the visitor center early in the day and arrive at your listed time. It is a step back in time of our nation's history. Be sure to also visit the Congress House next door-no ticket needed. Younger children may be bored with the narratives.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went to the visitor center to get info. on the Duck Tours. Sadly they were sold out - so I advise booking in advance. We came on Saturday afternoon (around Noon). The information service desk representative was very nice and helpful. She gave tips, suggestions and info. on how to make our time great while in Philadelphia. We purchased... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The John Huston film is a classic, an excellent intro to what you'll see in the Hall and at the Liberty Bell Pavilion. Not to be missed.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It's realty part the tour with independence hall see the bell and listen to the story's very interesting

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Israel, Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

if you plan to see independence hall you have to get your tickets here for the tour, the earlier the better. the tickets are long gone by noon most of the days. we were here late December and there were no tickets left for our only day in Philadelphia. the tickets are free but time stamped for the lines to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We parked underground right next to the visitor centre. We got our free tickets to Independence Hall, Information about Liberty Bell and had a good quick lunch before heading out to do our tours. Our son had his picture taken with a Rocky Statue and with the Phillies Mascot. He also got a large coin from a machine.. great place... More

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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is so much for than a simple visitor center! More like a small museum, you can learn some things about Philadelphia, take a photo with the Phillies furry green mascot, buy your own copy of the Bill of Rights, Declaration and Constitution that look dated. I fangirled over that and ran to the check out to buy the three... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The visitor center is sort of a one stop experience for independence hall tickets and information about the area. I thought there would be more of a museum there, but it was decidedly sparse and more taken over by companies trying to sell tickets for other tours and attractions around the city.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Easy to find, short queues (Admitedly I was there on a Friday). Staff asked me what interested me and gave me pointer accordingly, even to some more obscure places :-) Recommend you go there at the start of your trip - also the place to get free tickets for Independence Hall.

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