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Independence Visitor Center

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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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“clean restrooms” (61 reviews)
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599 Market St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1518
City Center East
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"gift shop"
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"clean restrooms"
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"great place to start"
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"historic philadelphia"
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Its an awesome place to find anything and everything about Philly. From tickets to tours. The people speak several languages or have information available in different languages. Absolutely the place to go.

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Do go there first to make sure that you get the reservations for visiting the most interesting places. We didn't,sothere were many places sold out

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Was recommended by the Carriage Drive to stop and get the Gazette..newsletter of local happenings. Details hours, fees and activities. Also, very clean restrooms.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

The staff at the help desk were very friendly, and this is the where the national Parks staff are located where you get your free timed entry ticket to Constitution Hall. There are gifts shops, a cafeteria and toilets here. Unfortunately my son left his...More

1  Thank cmyw0rld
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

As far as visitor's centers go, this one wasn't bad. Since our trip was a bit last minute, we stopped here first to get ourselves oriented and the staff did an amazing job offering us a rough idea of what our group would enjoy. We...More

1  Thank Aryun
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

I found this place although large quite soulless and not of any great value to me in terms of understanding Philadelphia. A number of the shops within all seemed to have staff working who were as bored as I was. Leaning on counters looking uninterested...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Didn’t go into things they offered we just stood and read.i think we went there to get tickets to independence hall,but started reading the walls was interesting..till I saw obama on the wall..

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

The staff are very knowledgeable of various tours in the city of Philadelphia. The bathroom were upgraded which was definitely needed. At this time, the entire facility is being expanded. The center is scheduled to be completed this year. Inside of the center are benches....More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Spoke to two people seeking advice and felt like I was interrupting their conversations with one another. Place needs a thorough cleaning and some management. Not impressed in the least. Just not much there.

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

The visitors center is larger and very comprehensive. The informational displays are awesome and the staff is very friendly.

Thank jdms33
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typetypetype
July 12, 2016|
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We are happy to try to help! What convention are you interested in attending?
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FroggyLJ
August 31, 2015|
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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
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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
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