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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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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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Excellent historic site!

This site is and excellent historic visit in Philly. Although there are usually a line of tourists, it is well worth the wait. Excellent staff can answer any questions about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Jackson TN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This site is and excellent historic visit in Philly. Although there are usually a line of tourists, it is well worth the wait. Excellent staff can answer any questions about the history of this site.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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50 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You can walk this area of historic Philadelphia. It is within blocks of mass transit and many other free attractions. There are two movies that play to introduce the history. Tickets for independence hall can be reserved here (free). There is also a snack shop, gift store, and cell phone charging station (a life saver! ) Behind the visitor center... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

They have plenty of maps and two short movies that will help you understand the importance of Philadelphia's history.

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Erial, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

For a more mature visitor, this is a very interesting museum. Not as good for the very young. Lots to learn, watch and read.

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south jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a great place to start your visit to Philly. There are people to help with any type of question and you can also secure tickets for many of the city attractions

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colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It gives a lot of great information to fill out the story of the declaration of independence and then the constitution. Worth the visit.

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Albany, New York, Usa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You can stand within feet of the liberty bell and be right across the street from Ind. Hall (and it is free!!!).

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Kansas City, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We started our tour here, got everything we needed- tickets for Independence Hall, Maps and Jr. Ranger booklets. The gift shop is nice and the restrooms were very clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great visitors centre with all the info you need. You can get bus tour tickets there too. Tickets (free) for independence hall and much more. Little expo on philly

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are a lot of interesting and helpful brochures/maps/coupons. You have to take your time browsing to find it all.

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