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Independence Visitor Center

Start your visit to Historic Philadelphia at the Independence Visitor Center. Credit: G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia


Start at the Visitor Center

Located in Independence National Historical Park, right across the street from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, 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 the most popular attractions in Philadelphia’s Historic District, including the National Museum of American Jewish History and the National Constitution Center.

Thanks to the Visitor Center’s friendly and knowledgeable 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.


Tickets For Independence Hall

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. If planning to visit the hall between March 1 to December 31, you will nee a ticket. No tickets are required during the months of January and February or after 5 p.m. during extended summer hours.

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.). Plan to arrive at the Visitor Center early during the busy summer season.

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Buy Tickets To Museums And Attractions

Visitors can purchase tickets to 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.

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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, located just outside the Visitor Center, is the ideal setting to take in views of Independence Hall and Philadelphia’s historic district. The al fresco 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.

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More Information

For more information on the Independence Visitor Center, click the button below.

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599 Market Street (corner of 6th and Market streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(800) 537-7676

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