Independence Visitor Center
Start at the Visitor Center
Start at the Visitor Center
Located in Independence Mall at 6th and Market Streets, the Independence Visitor Center is the perfect place to begin your visit to the Philadelphia region. The Visitor Center is just a stone’s throw from some of Philadelphia’s most popular attractions, including the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the National Museum of American Jewish History and the National Constitution Center.
Thanks to the Visitor Center’s friendly and knowledgeable Visitor Services staff, you’ll get a free comprehensive orientation to the culture, history, shopping and dining options available throughout the Greater Philadelphia region in an environment that is welcoming and convenient. After stopping at the Independence Visitor Center, you will know where to go, what to see and how to get there.
Free Gift During Your Visit
The Visitor Services Representatives would like to thank its visitors for stopping by the Independence Visitor Center with a free gift. Follow in the footsteps of our nation’s Founding Fathers with a free pedometers compliments of the Visitor Center with a ticket purchase. Track each step as you tour America’s Most Historic Square Mile and leave your impression on history. Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up your pedometer and start counting the steps of your journey.
The Independence Visitor Center is the exclusive pick-up location for free, timed tickets to Independence Hall. These tickets streamline your visit and give you more time to see Philadelphia. No tickets are required during the months of January and February. You will need a ticket from March 1 to December 31. On July 4th, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day, no tickets are required.
Walk-up tickets are available at the Visitor Center for free on the day of your visit, starting at 8:30 am. The first tour starts at 9:00 am. You may request tickets for any available time, on the day of the visit only. You have the greatest choice of times during the first two hours of the day (8:30 to 10:30 am). Please plan to arrive at the Visitor Center early during the busy summer season.
Food + Drink
Be sure to fuel up before you explore Philadelphia at Café Independence in the Visitor Center, featuring sandwiches, beverages and authentic Philadelphia favorites.
Open April through September, the Independence Mall Café is the ideal setting to take in views of Independence Hall and Philadelphia’s historic district. Located near Philadelphia’s top historic attractions, the alfresco café features delicious quick bites, hand-crafted beers and savory wines.
Liberty View Ballroom
Planning an upscale affair? A Philly food fest? An international feast? Consider hosting your event at the Independence Visitor Center’s Liberty View Ballroom. Located on the mezzanine level overlooking Independence Hall, the contemporary ballroom and spacious terrace provide the perfect setting for a memorable event.
In the neighborhood
225 S. 8th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
- Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
- Best Western Independence Park Hotel
- Omni at Independence Park
- Penn’s View Hotel
- Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
- Hilton Philadelphia
at Penn’s Landing
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Museums & Attractions
40 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Independence After Hours
- The Betsy Ross House
- Mechanics’ National Bank
- Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church
- Old St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
- National Museum of American Jewish History
- The Bishop White House
- The Liberty 360 3-D Show
at the PECO Theater
- Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
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Restaurants & Dining