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Independence Visitor Center

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Address: 1 N Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
Phone Number: 1-800-537-7676
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Independence Visitor Center is the gateway to America's Most Historic...

The Independence Visitor Center is the gateway to America's Most Historic Square Mile. Located in the heart of Independence National Historical Park, the official Visitor Center of the region is the exclusive location to pick up free-timed tickets to tour Independence Hall.

The Independence Visitor Center also provides visitor services and amenities, including a multilingual staff fluent in nine languages, on-site ticketing to more than 60 area attractions and tours, free regional maps and brochures, comprehensive daily event listings, and free informative historical films and wireless internet access.

The Visitor Center is also the primary point of orientation for 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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Pretty good overview of the city and its history

The centre has a pretty good overview of the history of this town, its founders and what it meant for the new nation. As an outsider, it filled in a lot of gaps. There was an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The centre has a pretty good overview of the history of this town, its founders and what it meant for the new nation. As an outsider, it filled in a lot of gaps. There was an interactive session with the children that looked like a lot of fun.

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is where you'll get your free tickets to tour independence hall. there are numerous exhibits housed here also. has a very nice gift shop to get tour liberty bell/independence hall souvenirs.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In addition to buying tickets for the bus and other tours, free tickets are issued for seeing Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell areas. There is a nice gift shop and a movie that is shown as well. An opportunity to pose with a life size Rocky statue as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here to pick up our 3 day Philadelphia Passes. We had purchased online line and they were waiting for us when we arrived. There's a parking garage under. We easily found out that everything historical is located close to here within walking distance. Also the Big B hop on hop off Duck boat Tours and others are located... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can get many information about visiting Philadelphia, buy tickets, souvenirs and so on. It is really useful place.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only do they have a lot of information about different tours you can take around the city, but if you visit the Visitor Center on the same day you'd like to tour Independence Hall, the ticket is free.

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Aix-les-Bains, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just pass by, there are some interesting information to take with you and then form there you can get the ticket for the Independence Hall.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Run by the National Parks Service, you must go see this. Small delay is you have to pass through an X-Ray machine, have your bags checked. You can bring in a beverage ( was a typical NJ, Philly hot day when we were there) provided you have a cap on it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Visitor Center was centrally located to the historic attractions and offer easily accessible, but expensive $18.50, parking. You have to get your tickets for Independence Hall here. It also has clean restrooms and a gift shop.

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Middlesex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You get a lot of infro from here. The tickets to the attractions is sold here. Free ticket to see independence park.

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