Fanning out from the Independence Visitor Center at the corner of 6th & Market Streets, this three-block stretch of the Independence National Historical Park includes several of Philadelphia’s most visited historic attractions: the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, and the President’s House. Only the National Constitution Center charges admission ($8-14.50); all other Mall attractions are free.
However, the most popular attraction here, Independence Mall, requires visitors to have timed tickets during its busiest season, from March-December. Be aware that the only place to pick up these free tickets is at the Visitors Center, located next door.
The Center also houses the only public restrooms in the immediate vicinity, and sits atop the most convenient parking lot in the area. Both the Center and the Mall are well connected by public transportation to all major points of the city.
From mid-June to early September, free Twilight Tours of the park and its historical landmarks are given by members of a non-profit group called Friends of Independence; these tours meet at the Visitor Center and run from 6-7:15 p.m. The Visitor Center is open 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., daily.