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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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This should be your first stop in Philadelphia. The park rangers are full of information about the area and history. Plus, this is where you will pick up your timed tickets to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This should be your first stop in Philadelphia. The park rangers are full of information about the area and history. Plus, this is where you will pick up your timed tickets to visit Independence Hall.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A great first stop with a plethora of information and helpful park rangers, restrooms, a gift shop, costumed character interactive fun, tour desks, brochures, and of course tickets for Independence Hall.

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Going to the Independence Visitor Center is a must. Excellent customer service plus AC on a humid day! Don't forget to get your free tickets to see Independence Hall!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is very clean and a good place to wait for the tours. This is where you pick up tickets to see Independence Hall. Although they provide some good background on sites and the revolution, I don't really recommend seeing the movies inside. Instead see the Franklin Print shop if you're waiting for a tour.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the clean bathroom, the people in costumes of the day giving art and music lessons. There is shopping inside. there is food inside. This is where you get your tickets for independence building across the street pass the liberty bell.

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Chico, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Super helpful staff, ticket agent asked if we wanted to trade our tickets for an earlier tour which saved us a half an hour of waiting around. Thanks mister! Plus he gave us a helpful map and directions.

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Start here when you tour the historical areas of Philadelphia; you need to get timed tickets for Independence Hall here; get there early to get the best hour. Best place to organize your Phildelphia visit, and they have a cafe too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend some time learning and reliving history. Very nicely laid out. A wealth of information for any one learning or revisiting American History. Very nice not overly priced gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Well laid out, helpful staff, and clean bathrooms. We parked in the garage below the visitor center which was reasonable parking prices and on a weekday afternoon found plenty of spaces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Contained within these walls are opportunities to take a number of tours. See the movies in the two theaters. Listen to historical music played on antique instruments; take time to listen to storytelling and get your tickets for numerous events, many of which are covered by your Philadelphia pass. Make this an early stop in your tourist week.

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