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Independence Visitor Center
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Start here to obtained your free ticket to Independence Hall & get maps & orientation to all this historic sites in the area.

Enjoyed the film re-creating the days & events leading up to the Revolutionary War and the formation of the Nation.

Note: Betsy Ross House is not a US Park Service property, but is located within walking distance of the Visitor Center. Rangers can give directions.

Thank sheknits
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Great tour guides, interesting facts. Hall with Liberty Bell is very bright with mostly windows, not long lines when we went in March. Lots of walking.

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Reviewed April 17, 2012

The staff was very helpful in talking you through the area, and they are a lot more accomodating than you might expect given that many of the attractions are free. There is a free "historical" movie in this building to start off your tour. We all enjoyed the center.

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Building is well marked. Great exhibits, information desk, restrooms and gift shop.

Thank rct2trip
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Get free tickets to Independence Hall here (get them early as they go fast) as well as Junior Ranger booklets (if you have kids). Kids can earn a badge upon completion. Book tours and talk to knowlegable Park Rangers who will guide you to the sites that meet your interests and time limits. Historical displays and movies inside this center. Parking garage attached. Food sold here. Clean Restrooms.

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