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Independence Visitor Center
Ranked #33 of 427 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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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 July 14, 2013

So much information is available, but difficult to get due to the crowds there. However, in their defense, I went the July 4th week and the whole city was vibrant with visitors. Information does a good job of providing background knowledge for what all is available.

Thank drjpepper64
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"great place to start"
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"liberty bell"
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"other attractions"
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"historic philadelphia"
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Two interesting movies. Some hands-on experiences. NPS rangers in the house. Cool off from Philadelphia heat/humidity.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Best toilet stop and the cleanest, really helpful staff with good information and a great souvenir shop. Alot of other cities around the world can learn from this great facility. Staff helpful and knowledge was up to date

Thank Jacqueline F
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a great visitor center and is well designed. It is easy to navigate and provides everything you may need. We had stopped here twice over the years and have found everything we need.

Thank Rheinjack
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Got there right at 5pm and parked below in the garage. The visitior center itself was nice, friendly staff with good suggestions. There were two, free and short films which were mediocre in telling about our history. Left around 8-9pm and was charged $17.

Thank Stacys2
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