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Independence Visitor Center

Tourist Information Center and History Museum
Center City East, Philadelphia
  • 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)
    WDW Tour Company
    "your tour tickets in advance and hit the restroom"(4 Tips)
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  • Clementine M.
    Clementine MottolaJanuary 24, 2013
    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 M.
    Clementine MottolaJanuary 24, 2013
    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!
    ISEPTAPHILLYApril 15, 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
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMay 1, 2012
    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
  • Philadelphia CVB
    Philadelphia CVBJuly 9, 2010
    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
  • Concierge
    ConciergeDecember 24, 2010
    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!
  • Tom S.
    Tom ShakelyAugust 27, 2014
    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.
  • NBC Philadelphia
    NBC PhiladelphiaAugust 5, 2011
    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
  • Nick S.
    Nick SweetmanAugust 17, 2015
    Fantastic staff, information, and the best place to start for your historic trip in Philadelphia.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeJuly 4, 2011
    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
  • Anthony O.
    Anthony O'ConnorAugust 10, 2012
    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
  • Katrina W.
    Katrina WoodMay 19, 2011
    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.
  • LoriPA
    LoriPAAugust 8, 2010
    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
  • Concierge
    ConciergeMay 21, 2012
    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!
  • visitPA
    visitPAMay 21, 2010
    This is the only place to get free, timed Independence Hall tickets. Go on and ask, they’re friendly here! Read more
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 12, 2011
    The cancellation station for all the area sites (for your National Park Passport) is at the front desk of this building.
  • Mural Arts P.
    Mural Arts ProgramJanuary 11, 2010
    Take a mural tour! Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday tours, April through November, via open-air trolley leaving from the Independence Visitor Center. Read more
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyJune 16, 2010
    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
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BrunetApril 6, 2013
    If you're out and about around the area they have nice clean bathrooms and a family bathroom.
  • Ren M.
    Ren ManleyJuly 27, 2011
    Free WiFi, air conditioned, with the most high tech bathrooms in the area
  • WDW Tour Company
    WDW Tour CompanySeptember 18, 2010
    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.
  • Aubrey
    AubreyMay 12, 2013
    The bathroom sinks are very short. Almost like its a one way mirror with guys looking at cleavage on the other side.
  • Katherine W.
    Katherine WootenSeptember 16, 2014
    Worth a visit. Parking is usually not bad, either.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VodolaJanuary 26, 2013
    Starbucks coffee and snacks in the back!
  • Concierge
    ConciergeNovember 24, 2011
    Have a tourist ? Ask our virtual concierge @PHLVisitorCntr anytime. Welcome to our city!!
  • Ken M.
    Ken McArthurOctober 28, 2009
    Lots of storytellers in the Independence Mall area to keep your kids interested if you are on a budget.
  • Clementine M.
    Clementine MottolaJanuary 24, 2013
    Zaierre (the tall black man) was helpful! I told him I was going to write this, haha!
  • James C.
    James CApril 11, 2015
    Great information site for all of Philadelphia sites.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMarch 29, 2011
    The mayor of Independence Visitor Center at noon on April 30, 2011 gets a shoutout from Mayor Michael Nutter on Twitter! Read more
  • Tim B.
    Tim BradshawAugust 3
    You can not visit Philadelphia and not make this your first stop.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CoelloApril 27, 2013
    The ballroom is great for events.
  • Clementine M.
    Clementine MottolaJanuary 24, 2013
    Front & back of penny :)
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan McConnellSeptember 3, 2011
    Best uses of tax dollars around! Free learning & history!
  • Scott W.
    Scott WhiteNovember 26, 2010
    Visiting the Liberty Bell is free and requires no ticket. It's just across the street.
  • Irina
    IrinaDecember 30, 2012
    Park here for independence hall and liberty bell. Get tickets too.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SAugust 4, 2010
    Have your wedding reception here - great location for out of town guests!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CangelosiDecember 29, 2015
    History period!!!...!!!! Philly yo🇺🇸🇺🇸
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiOctober 16, 2011
    Water spouts are in the alcove where the ATM machines are.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GaspariJuly 31, 2011
    Stop by and get your ticket for the ducks!
  • Carlo Garza @.
    10% military discount at both stores
  • Claire C.
    Claire ChmuraSeptember 18, 2015
    You can charge your phone!
  • Sonja J.
    Sonja JamesonSeptember 9, 2011
    Best public restroom in the city.
  • William
    WilliamNovember 3, 2012
    There are half price coupons for City tavern at information desk.
  • Norberto R.
    Norberto RaulMarch 28, 2013
  • Pam H.
    Pam HipiusAugust 2, 2012
    Stop and grab a Dr. Physick!
  • PhillyPosts.com
    PhillyPosts.comJuly 13, 2011
    Checkout PhillyPosts.com for more Philly related information.
  • Jo H.
    Jo HewittJuly 3, 2012
    Come to the giftshop and say hi
  • DM
    DMJuly 17, 2015
    Not friendly staff, overcrowded, overpriced
  • Veronika G.
    Wifi y servicios higienicos disponibles. Cercano a la parada principal del BigBus
  • かゆ
    かゆDecember 29, 2015
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