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Independence Visitor Center
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$32.00*
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Pass
Ranked #39 of 471 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: No
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 June 17, 2013

Nice visitors center. Well layed out with good displays. Clean bathrooms and large gift shop. Easy walk from Independence Hall and Liberty Bell.

Thank Ira F
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This Center is efficient and had everything we asked for and needed. Making your way around Philadelphia can be a bit confusing, but this service helped us to map out our trip very clearly.

Thank brandtravelers
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Not the most helpful rangers we've ever met. I expected to get guidance at the Visitor Center for planning our visit - all we got was a crude map and cursory directions. I specifically asked about timing and was told there were no special times to note - then we found out too late that a place we wanted to visit had already closed for the day. My advice is to plan at least 2 short days, seeing what you missed the 1st day on the 2nd day; you'll be tired from the city walking, anyway.

1  Thank berriesrus
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

we saw two of the movies and both were incredible and interesting. The staff is eager to help and explain and always with a smile. You can also buy any sightseeing tours here.

Thank lash23_13
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

The staff were very friendly and helpful. They gave a lot of suggestions of what to do in a relatively short period of time. I loved how some of the staff were dressed in period costume and were interacting easily with children. Excellent short films on the early days prior to independence based on actual diaries of the time

1  Thank Cathie B
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