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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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Very helpful staff

The ranger gave us a nice suggested tour plan based upon our time schedule and interests. He was very polite and personalized what we were interested in and had time to do. Also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The ranger gave us a nice suggested tour plan based upon our time schedule and interests. He was very polite and personalized what we were interested in and had time to do. Also incorporated a must-eat restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Really helpful staff. Two good short films to set the mood for exploration. Snacks available as well as tour guide booths. Must get there really early to get tickets for Independence Hall...Liberty Bell free...just line up at the site across the street. Also good info on area restaurants.

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Baltimore
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This visitors center should be your starting point if you plan on touring all of the significant historical sites in Philadelphia. A very nice building with a great staff who will send you on your way with good information and a wonderful and easy to use map of the area. Kudos.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Start your historic Philly experience here. You need tickets for Independence Hall and you get them here. There are a couple of introductory movies and some things to get you started on the right foot.

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Suffolk NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great place to find a few hidden gems in the city. They show 2 movies they were ok. You can book a walking tour or bus tour. Get your tickets early for independence hall. and a great gift shop. Clean bathrooms

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

must visit when in philadelphia, located next to liberty bell and independance hall. good quick food, toilets and free wifi.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Independence Visitor Center is the best place to get Information to plan your visit in the city. The staff here is very helpful and is ready to answer any questions. This was a good place to use a clean restroom and get a bite to eat. Info on tours for the city were helpful also. You need to pick... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Kids learn a lot when ferreting out answers to earn their Junior Ranger badges and certificate. Spend time to look at exhibits and displays.

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Independence Visitor Center is the best place to get oriented with Philly and plan your visit in this interesting city. The staff here is very helpful and is ready to answer any question

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a good place to use a clean restroom and learn some history about Philadelphia. However, the movies they showed were a little cheesy.

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