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Independence Visitor Center

1 N Independence Mall W (at 6th & Market Sts), Philadelphia, PA 19106
Closed until 8:30am tomorrow (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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  • "... get FREE timed tix to Independence Hall and other historic landmarks." (4 tips)
  • "... right across from the Liberty Bell. It's your one-stop-shop for for all you..." (3 tips)
  • "Be sure to buy your PHLASH tickets from their Visitor Desk. You'll..." (2 tips)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Scott W.

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

    Scott W. · November 26, 2010
  • 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
  • Sonja J.

    Best public restroom in the city.

    Sonja J. · September 9, 2011
  • Jake S.

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

    Jake S. · December 12, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ethan M.

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

    Ethan M. · September 3, 2011
  • 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
  • Ken M.

    Lots of storytellers in the Independence Mall area to keep your kids interested if you are on a budget.

    Ken M. · October 28, 2009
  • Chris K.

    One-Stop shop for souvenirs, tour bus tix, ghost tours and anything else you can think of! It's also the only place you can get FREE timed tix to Independence Hall and other historic landmarks.

    Chris K. · October 25, 2012
  • Jo H.

    Come to the giftshop and say hi

    Jo H. · July 3, 2012
  • Concierge

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

    Concierge · November 24, 2011
  • 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 P. · January 11, 2010

    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
  • Chris V.

    Starbucks coffee and snacks in the back!

    Chris V. · January 26, 2013
  • Courtney 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!

    Courtney M. · January 24, 2013
  • 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. · August 10, 2012
  • Pam H.

    Stop and grab a Dr. Physick!

    Pam H. · August 2, 2012
  • Identity I.

    learn its worth it

    Identity I. · February 4, 2012
  • Ricardo S.

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

    Ricardo S. · January 24, 2012
  • tater

    TD Bank ATM

    tater · October 21, 2011
  • PhillyPosts.com

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    PhillyPosts.com · July 13, 2011
  • Morton F.

    If you're into geocaching, look up geocache info for this location and find it in the building. Read more

    Morton F. · February 16, 2010
  • 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 C. · April 27, 2013
  • Dawn B.

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

    Dawn B. · April 6, 2013
  • Norberto R.


    Norberto R. · March 28, 2013
  • Courtney M.

    Front & back of penny :)

    Courtney M. · January 24, 2013
  • Courtney 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! :)

    Courtney M. · January 24, 2013
  • Courtney M.

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

    Courtney M. · 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
  • Carlo Garza @.

    10% military discount at both stores

    Carlo Garza @. · August 2, 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
  • Premshree P.

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

    Premshree P. · October 16, 2011
  • Bill O.

    Avoid the duck boats.

    Bill O. · September 3, 2011
  • Sybil W.

    This is a great starting point for your visit in Philly

    Sybil W. · August 11, 2011
  • Natalie G.

    Stop by and get your ticket for the ducks!

    Natalie G. · July 31, 2011
  • Ren M.

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

    Ren M. · July 27, 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 L. · 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 W. · May 19, 2011
  • ron h.

    what is the secret

    ron h. · March 3, 2011
  • Wesley Y.

    Smells like freedom

    Wesley Y. · January 23, 2011
  • Andrei F.

    Look around for the QR coded sign

    Andrei F. · 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
  • Katie S.

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

    Katie S. · August 4, 2010

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