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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
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This was our first stop, naturally. It is very useful to be here, to learn about the highlights of the key attractions of Philadelphia. It was even more important for us to be here to know what is open and not open during those days...More
At the nadir of temperature and the polar vortex temperatures with the other buildings closed locked and shuttered and chained due to government shutdown, here was an open building- an inviting warm respite from the freezings. It’s an OK pleasant enough brightly lit structure.
A GREAT place to start your tour of the historic sites in Philadelphia. We chanced upon a National Park Ranger who guided us through a city map, one historic place at a time and circled our map with each place to visit in our day-long...More
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.
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
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 reserved while 60% is given out in person on a first come, first serve basis.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Community and Content Manager
Independence Visitor Center
6th & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hi all, My wife & I are making a second visit from Scotland to NYC in a couple of weeks, and we thought that we might make a day trip to Philadelphia just to give us a change of scenery for one day. We are looking at taking the Bolt Bus, primarily for cost but also because the pick-up point is just 1 block from our hotel (Megabus is a bit further away). The return cost is $40 for both of us, whilst the lowest Amtrak fare is $140. We plan to take the 0715 bus, which arrives at JFK &...More
February 20, 2012|
There is another travel option to consider, and the Bolt Bus may still make the most sense for you, but just so you are aware of the option: AMTRAK is not the only train service connecting NYC and Philadelphia. From the same train station, you can take New Jersey Transit to Trenton, NJ, and transfer there to a SEPTA train to any of the three downtown Philadelphia stations (including 30th Street). Your best bet would be to get off at Market East (11th & Market), as that is adjacent to the...More
Itinerary Help (10 Replies)
Hi, My husband and I will be in Philadelphia for 4 days in July for the first time. We would like to see as much as possible and tend to get through attractions quicker than most. We have purchased the Philadelphia Pass as it seems to be a much better deal than in other cities. I am hoping people can take a look and see if it is too ambitious or if things would be better paired together on different days. Friday July 15th: arrive from Halifax 4:00pm. Check in to hotel: Hampton Inn...More
May 23, 2016|
You should really give yourself some time to wander on your own. I also think you will have a good bit of overlap on some of these tours. I'm not a big fan of the Duck tours and you're likely to see everything they do on the walking tours.
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
New Shuttle Between Independence Mall and Camden Waterfront (5 Replies)
From kyw1060.com: by KYW's John McDevitt "A new, low-cost shuttle bus connecting visitors of Philadelphia's historic district to Camden's waterfront is going into operation for the summer season. For $2.00 per person, round trip, between this Wednesday and September 7th, you can board the 20-seat "Waterfront Connection" bus, which leaves the Independence Visitor Center at Sixth and Market Streets, and take a short trip over the Ben Franklin Bridge to the Camden waterfront. The bus...More