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Independence Visitor Center

Tourist Information Center and History Museum · Center City East
1 N Independence Mall W (at 6th & Market Sts), Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Open until 7:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:30 AM–7:00 PM
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The Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center for Philadelphia and the Countryside. Start your visit by speaking to the highly trained concierge staff who can provide reservations, recommendations, and tickets to all of the area's major sights and attractions.


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    Philadelphia CVB
    "right across from the Liberty Bell."(3 Tips)
    "Park here for independence hall and liberty bell."(3 Tips)
    Nick S.
    "your historic trip in Philadelphia."(3 Tips)
    Mural Arts P.
    "Sunday tours"(4 Tips)
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  • Claire C.

    You can charge your phone!

    Claire Chmura · September 18
  • Nick S.

    Fantastic staff, information, and the best place to start for your historic trip in Philadelphia.

    Nick Sweetman · August 17
  • Daniel M.

    Not friendly staff, overcrowded, overpriced

    Daniel Mokin · July 17
  • James C.

    Great information site for all of Philadelphia sites.

    James C · April 11
  • Katherine W.

    Worth a visit. Parking is usually not bad, either.

    Katherine Wooten · September 16, 2014
  • Tom S.

    You could easily spend a few days browsing Independence Mall, part of America's "most historic square mile." Best part? Much of it is free.

    Tom Shakely · August 27, 2014
  • Aubrey

    The bathroom sinks are very short. Almost like its a one way mirror with guys looking at cleavage on the other side.

    Aubrey · May 12, 2013
  • Jared C.

    The ballroom is great for events.

    Jared Coello · April 27, 2013

    Mix cobblestone streets with the high-speed Market-Frankford Line and what do you get? An easy trip to historic sites along side hip restaurants. Ride SEPTA to Independence Mall at 5th St Station! Read more

    ISEPTAPHILLY · April 15, 2013
  • Dawn B.

    If you're out and about around the area they have nice clean bathrooms and a family bathroom.

    Dawn Brunet · April 6, 2013
  • Norberto R.


    Norberto Raul · March 28, 2013
  • Chris V.

    Starbucks coffee and snacks in the back!

    Chris Vodola · January 26, 2013
  • Clementine M.

    Front & back of penny :)

    Clementine Mottola · January 24, 2013
  • Clementine M.

    2 penny machines with 7 total designs! (Both machines have one of the same designs). Very original, only machine Ive ever seen that puts a design on BOTH sides of penny! LOVE symbol is my fav! :)

    Clementine Mottola · January 24, 2013
  • Clementine M.

    Tom goes above & beyond his job. He needs a raise! He is the most helpful, sweet & sincere person here! He recalibrated both squish penny machines & made sure they were both working!

    Clementine Mottola · January 24, 2013
  • Clementine M.

    Zaierre (the tall black man) was helpful! I told him I was going to write this, haha!

    Clementine Mottola · January 24, 2013
  • Irina

    Park here for independence hall and liberty bell. Get tickets too.

    Irina · December 30, 2012
  • William

    There are half price coupons for City tavern at information desk.

    William · November 3, 2012
  • Anthony O.

    Catch the Old Barracks Fife and Drum Corps for a great performance and possibly a photo opp! The O'Connor twins are always a great time to chat with! www.barracks.org

    Anthony O'Connor · August 10, 2012
  • Carlo Garza @.

    10% military discount at both stores

    Carlo Garza @carlosins · August 2, 2012
  • Pam H.

    Stop and grab a Dr. Physick!

    Pam Hipius · August 2, 2012
  • Jo H.

    Come to the giftshop and say hi

    Jo Hewitt · July 3, 2012
  • Concierge

    Be sure to buy your PHLASH tickets from their Visitor Desk. You'll save $2.00 for an all-day individual pass and $1.00 for an all day family pass!

    Concierge · May 21, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    The PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stops 2 or 18, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing more of Philadelphia's attractions and museums. Read more

    Visit Philly · May 1, 2012
  • Identity Ink

    learn its worth it

    Identity Ink · February 4, 2012
  • Ricardo S.

    ok, we can go, it's close to us

    Ricardo Santos · January 24, 2012
  • Jake S.

    The cancellation station for all the area sites (for your National Park Passport) is at the front desk of this building.

    Jake Smith · December 12, 2011
  • Concierge

    Have a tourist ? Ask our virtual concierge @PHLVisitorCntr anytime. Welcome to our city!!

    Concierge · November 24, 2011
  • tater

    TD Bank ATM

    tater · October 21, 2011
  • Premshree P.

    Water spouts are in the alcove where the ATM machines are.

    Premshree Pillai · October 16, 2011
  • Sonja J.

    Best public restroom in the city.

    Sonja Jameson · September 9, 2011
  • Ethan M.

    Best uses of tax dollars around! Free learning & history!

    Ethan McConnell · September 3, 2011
  • Bill O.

    Avoid the duck boats.

    Bill Odelay-K · September 3, 2011
  • NBC Philadelphia

    Pick up The GPS Ranger while you're at the Independence Visitor Center. It's a multimedia device that leads you on an informative walking tour of Independence National Historical Park. Read more

    NBC Philadelphia · August 5, 2011
  • Natalie G.

    Stop by and get your ticket for the ducks!

    Natalie Gaspari · July 31, 2011
  • Ren M.

    Free WiFi, air conditioned, with the most high tech bathrooms in the area

    Ren Manley · July 27, 2011
  • PhillyPosts.com

    Checkout PhillyPosts.com for more Philly related information.

    PhillyPosts.com · July 13, 2011
  • Jason L.

    Buy your tickets online ahead of time ($1.50) or go to the ticket booth the day of starting at 8:30am and get first come first serve free tickets

    Jason Lee · July 4, 2011
  • Katrina W.

    I did not get to see Independence Hall on my first Philly visit, but I didn't know that it was undergoing some renovations. Also, it's somewhat helpful that the Visitor Center is open until 6 p.m.

    Katrina Wood · May 19, 2011
  • Visit Philly

    The mayor of Independence Visitor Center at noon on April 30, 2011 gets a shoutout from Mayor Michael Nutter on Twitter! Read more

    Visit Philly · March 29, 2011
  • ron h.

    what is the secret

    ron hughes · March 3, 2011
  • Wesley Y.

    Smells like freedom

    Wesley Yu · January 23, 2011
  • Concierge

    Make sure to strike a conversation with our concierge staff! They are here for you! They have info on restaurants, hotels, and anything else you may need to enjoy your time here in Philadelphia!

    Concierge · December 24, 2010
  • Scott W.

    Visiting the Liberty Bell is free and requires no ticket. It's just across the street.

    Scott White · November 26, 2010
  • Andrei F.

    Look around for the QR coded sign

    Andrei Freeman · October 1, 2010
  • WDW Tour Company

    Make sure to grab your tour tickets in advance and hit the restroom before you leave as there's no restrooms in the secure area.

    WDW Tour Company · September 18, 2010
  • LoriPA

    If you are a connoisseur of such things, the movie "Independence" at the visitors center is among the worst visitor center videos ever made. An unintentionally hilarious 1970s cheesefest of arthouse p

    LoriPA · August 8, 2010
  • Katie S.

    Have your wedding reception here - great location for out of town guests!

    Katie S · August 4, 2010
  • Philadelphia CVB

    Start your trip at the Independence Visitor Center, on Market Street, right across from the Liberty Bell. It's your one-stop-shop for for all you need during your stay in the Philadelphia region. Read more

    Philadelphia CVB · July 9, 2010
  • Visit Philly

    You can have Breakfast With Ben...Franklin, that is, at an all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 – 10:30 a.m. on most Saturday mornings. Read more

    Visit Philly · June 16, 2010

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