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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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Joining the dots

This helped join the dots between the Boston Tea Party experience [in Boston!], Washington Independence records and the signing of the Treaty. It' a well guided tour with a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2013
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This helped join the dots between the Boston Tea Party experience [in Boston!], Washington Independence records and the signing of the Treaty. It' a well guided tour with a lot to see.

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BRIGHTON ENGLAND
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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great tour from a Ranger who was well informed and seemed genuinely interested in history rather than just trotting out the same story over and over he made the place come alive. As oversees visitors found the information interesting

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Loved Old City and the buildings, the historical importance and the diverse crowds. Did not like the crowds or the scarce cheap parking (plenty of expensive parking).

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a very nice facility containing information on the history of Philadelphia, including of course The Revolution. It is in the middle of the historic district with a nice gift shop and had restrooms. We picked up our timed tickets to Independence Hall (which we pre-purchased online) and then watched one of the two short films on the revolution... More 

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Alabama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was a great place to get info about all the things in old city, also this is the place you get your free tickets and time for Freedom Hall. You used to get your tickets for other houses only they are not open any longer due to sequestration.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our oldest daughter loved the short films and they were a great precursor to touring Independence Hall.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

You can reserve times for tours of Independence Hall here, as well as buy tours and watch movies describing what happened here. There also is a very nice bookstore/gift shop.

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prospect
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Don't miss the films available...more important history lessons! Great assistance for the staff on tour this great city.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

the souvenir store has a good collection of souvenirs on sale. the price seems quite reasonable. the place is quite clean. a good place to get info about Philadelphia.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A short but very informational tour also check-out the other building next to the tour one, they have another "tour" where the senators were wroked

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