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’s welcoming and convenient. After stopping at the Independence Visitor Center, you’ll know where to go, what to see and how to get there.
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 a.m. The first tour starts at 9 a.m. 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 a.m.). Please plan to arrive at the Visitor Center early during the busy summer season.
Buy Tickets To Museums And Attractions
Visitors can purchase tickets for a number of Philadelphia attractions and museums right on the Independence Visitor Center’s site.
Click the button below to access the new and revamped ticketing page on the IVC website.
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
Museums & Attractions
151 North Independence Mall East Philadelphia, PA 19106
- National Constitution Center
- 2016 Fringe Festival
- Mikveh Israel Congregation and Cemetery
- Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church
- Penn’s Landing
- The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation
- Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church
- Once Upon a Nation
- National Museum of American Jewish History
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Restaurants & Dining