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.
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!
Visiting the Liberty Bell is free and requires no ticket. It's just across the street.
Best public restroom in the city.
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
The cancellation station for all the area sites (for your National Park Passport) is at the front desk of this building.
Best uses of tax dollars around! Free learning & history!
Lots of storytellers in the Independence Mall area to keep your kids interested if you are on a budget.
Come to the giftshop and say hi
Have a tourist ? Ask our virtual concierge @PHLVisitorCntr anytime. Welcome to our city!!
Starbucks coffee and snacks in the back!
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!
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
Stop and grab a Dr. Physick!
learn its worth it
ok, we can go, it's close to us
TD Bank ATM
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Worth a visit. Parking is usually not bad, either.
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.
The bathroom sinks are very short. Almost like its a one way mirror with guys looking at cleavage on the other side.
The ballroom is great for events.
If you're out and about around the area they have nice clean bathrooms and a family bathroom.
TIP: GET TICKETS ON LINE AHEAD OF TIMS
Front & back of penny :)
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! :)
Zaierre (the tall black man) was helpful! I told him I was going to write this, haha!
Park here for independence hall and liberty bell. Get tickets too.
There are half price coupons for City tavern at information desk.
10% military discount at both stores
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!
Water spouts are in the alcove where the ATM machines are.
Avoid the duck boats.
Stop by and get your ticket for the ducks!
Free WiFi, air conditioned, with the most high tech bathrooms in the area
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
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.
what is the secret
Smells like freedom
Look around for the QR coded sign
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.
Have your wedding reception here - great location for out of town guests!