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Independence Visitor Center

599 Market St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
+1 800-537-7676
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“clean restrooms” (66 reviews)
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599 Market St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
+1 800-537-7676
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to get our tickets to see Independence hall, they are free, the guys gave us a map and told us where to go. Service was good. Bathrooms there, snack bar, gift shop, very clean.

Thank 46oceangirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go here and see two very good short films about their independence begin you start your visits. Find the type of activity you want, there are lots to choose from, then go and enjoy.

Thank margaretcottenden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moving, impressively succinct review of the history that brought us to independence. So interesting that foreigners find it important to visit as well. So glad to have finally made it here.

Thank aroundtheworldwca71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in but there didn't seem like there was much going on. If there was, there wasn't any signage to indicate so. There is a big gift store in front

Thank NicoletteMunoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the films in the visitor centre which were worth doing especially to set the scene for the non American visitors like us . Some slightly odd fragments of pottery on display around the place also.

Thank Macbad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to get tickets (free) for Independence Hall, as well as for other attractions (with fees). There are informative exhibits here, and restrooms.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, large bathrooms makes this a great location. The gift shop has many unique items you won't find elsewhere. Lots of neat small statues for photo ops.

Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything you need to know or want to do is explained here. Wll organized. Will be even better when the new one is built.

Thank sycha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our time in Philadelphia and two of the three people we worked with at the Visitor Center gave us great information. We purchased the package deal for the museums, one thing you might ask when buying the combo pass, are all of the...More

Thank SeattleD_7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visitor center was very crowded there are many eateries are here most of them are belongs to Chinese and they are bit rude in attending the visitors, may be they don't trust people. or lack of English knowledge and american hospitality. There are some wash...More

Thank Aadhes
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July 12, 2016|
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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
Kerrie Z
June 4, 2015|
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Response from Albert L | Property representative |
Good afternoon Kerrie, our apologies for our late response. I thought this was already answered by a member of our staff. We here at the Independence Visitor Center do not have storage areas in our building. And what many... More