We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Independence Visitor Center

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (335)
All photos (335)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gift shop”(221 reviews)
“clean restrooms”(72 reviews)
The Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Greater Philadelphia, primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, and exclusive location to pick up free, timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. Our...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
599 Market Street, 1 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Independence Visitor Center
from $34.00
More Info
from $45.00
More Info
from $35.00
More Info
Reviews (2,297)
Filter reviews
1,989 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gift shop clean restrooms great place to start liberty bell starting point free tickets information desk tour tickets buy tickets timed tickets other attractions historic philadelphia parking garage across the street walking tour old city american history
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,989 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge visitor center~ Besides information booth, tour desks, gift shops, snack vendors and small theater (showing highlight of the city). The staffs are very friendly and helpful. It opens at 8:30am and visitors are already waiting in line for the free admission tickets to the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ILoveFoodComa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tickets are gone quickly for the historic places, get here early or order online for a dollar. Staff are friendly and helpful, good places to grab info on what's around the area.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Justatouristlikeyou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to get your passport stamped here. Several stamps available. Great store to shop for goodies to take home.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BRBE001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely laid out and lots of informative shows. Liked the tourist/gift shop here, was reasonably priced and had a lot of choice. Staff here were very helpful and friendly as was the norm mostly really. The best toilets were to be found here.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank helenhighmoor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was able to purchase our tickets for several areas. The people were courteous and very helpful with suggestions on eateries in the area of our tours.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dllewis365sports
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good spot to pick up some info, but besides that it's not a musssssst see. Stop here for info and that's it

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank njsfinest3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This should be your first stop when visiting the Independence national historic park. Besides, this is where you'll need to get your tickets for the Independence Hall tour. They also have a decent movie, gift shop, and bathrooms.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If there was something to see other than the bathroom, gift shop and Hershey cafe, we didn't see it. However, the people at the information desk were wonderful and found 2 tickets for us to visit Independence Hall on the same day.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank VCS29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here a couple of times during our 3 day stay. The visitor center hands out same day passes to the Independence Hall tour but you MUST arrive early - passes are usually gone w/in the first 60-90 mins. We didn't go into their...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank joanner8360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are very pleasant and helpful to visitors, providing maps and information of the surrounding places of interest. The restrooms are very clean. Snacks and beverages are also available for purchase.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sesner54
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 nearby hotels
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
2,350 reviews
.15 miles away
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
3,271 reviews
.16 miles away
Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
101 reviews
.22 miles away
Society Hill Hotel
233 reviews
.28 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,233 nearby restaurants
Red Owl Tavern
1,008 reviews
.17 miles away
Independence Beer Garden
192 reviews
.10 miles away
Stratus Lounge
170 reviews
.17 miles away
La Colombe
46 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,013 nearby attractions
National Museum of American Jewish History
1,053 reviews
.12 miles away
Independence Mall
475 reviews
.14 miles away
National Constitution Center
1,503 reviews
.15 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 2, 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from B1714D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you cannot do it on the streets around, or there are very few. There's a parking garage, more than 10 levels just a block away. Book it through Spot Hero app for best rates. We got around 15$ for whole day, 9 am - 9 pm.
July 12, 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from IVCC | Property representative |
We are happy to try to help! What convention are you interested in attending?
August 31, 2015|
Response from Albert L | Property representative |
Good morning! I believe you are referring to snagging the timed tickets for Independence Hall. You can call 1-877-444-6777 or visit recreation.gov to purchase tickets. Please note, that only 40% of tickets are able to... More