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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
Closed until 8:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:30 AM–7:00 PM

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)
    WDW Tour Company
    "your tour tickets in advance and hit the restroom"(4 Tips)
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mural Arts P.
    Take a mural tour! Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday tours, April through November, via open-air trolley leaving from the Independence Visitor Center. Read more
    Mural Arts Program · January 11, 2010
  • 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
  • Nick S.
    Fantastic staff, information, and the best place to start for your historic trip in Philadelphia.
    Nick Sweetman · August 17, 2015
  • 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
    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
  • visitPA
    This is the only place to get free, timed Independence Hall tickets. Go on and ask, they’re friendly here! Read more
    visitPA · May 21, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ken M.
    Lots of storytellers in the Independence Mall area to keep your kids interested if you are on a budget.
    Ken McArthur · October 28, 2009
  • 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
  • Ren M.
    Free WiFi, air conditioned, with the most high tech bathrooms in the area
    Ren Manley · July 27, 2011
  • Katherine W.
    Worth a visit. Parking is usually not bad, either.
    Katherine Wooten · September 16, 2014
  • DM
    Not friendly staff, overcrowded, overpriced
    DM · July 17, 2015
  • Concierge
    Have a tourist ? Ask our virtual concierge @PHLVisitorCntr anytime. Welcome to our city!!
    Concierge · November 24, 2011
  • Scott W.
    Visiting the Liberty Bell is free and requires no ticket. It's just across the street.
    Scott White · November 26, 2010
  • Clementine M.
    Zaierre (the tall black man) was helpful! I told him I was going to write this, haha!
    Clementine Mottola · January 24, 2013
  • Chris V.
    Starbucks coffee and snacks in the back!
    Chris Vodola · January 26, 2013
  • Katie S.
    Have your wedding reception here - great location for out of town guests!
    Katie S · August 4, 2010
  • Ethan M.
    Best uses of tax dollars around! Free learning & history!
    Ethan McConnell · September 3, 2011
  • William
    There are half price coupons for City tavern at information desk.
    William · November 3, 2012
  • Irina
    Park here for independence hall and liberty bell. Get tickets too.
    Irina · December 30, 2012
  • Jared C.
    The ballroom is great for events.
    Jared Coello · April 27, 2013
  • James C.
    Great information site for all of Philadelphia sites.
    James C · April 11, 2015
  • Carlo Garza @.
    10% military discount at both stores
    Carlo Garza @carlosins · August 2, 2012
  • Natalie G.
    Stop by and get your ticket for the ducks!
    Natalie Gaspari · July 31, 2011
  • Michael C.
    History period!!!...!!!! Philly yo🇺🇸🇺🇸
    Michael Cangelosi · December 29, 2015
  • Sonja J.
    Best public restroom in the city.
    Sonja Jameson · September 9, 2011
  • Premshree P.
    Water spouts are in the alcove where the ATM machines are.
    Premshree Pillai · October 16, 2011
  • Clementine M.
    Front & back of penny :)
    Clementine Mottola · January 24, 2013
  • PhillyPosts.com
    Checkout PhillyPosts.com for more Philly related information.
    PhillyPosts.com · July 13, 2011
  • Norberto R.
    Norberto Raul · March 28, 2013
  • Pam H.
    Stop and grab a Dr. Physick!
    Pam Hipius · August 2, 2012
  • Claire C.
    You can charge your phone!
    Claire Chmura · September 18, 2015
  • Ricardo S.
    ok, we can go, it's close to us
    Ricardo Santos · January 24, 2012
  • Jo H.
    Come to the giftshop and say hi
    Jo Hewitt · July 3, 2012
  • Bill O.
    Avoid the duck boats.
    Bill Odelay-K · September 3, 2011
  • Andrei F.
    Look around for the QR coded sign
    Andrei Freeman · October 1, 2010
  • tater
    TD Bank ATM
    tater · October 21, 2011
  • Identity Ink
    learn its worth it
    Identity Ink · February 4, 2012
  • ron h.
    what is the secret
    ron hughes · March 3, 2011
  • Wesley Y.
    Smells like freedom
    Wesley Yu · January 23, 2011
  • かゆ
    かゆ · December 29, 2015

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