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  • Address: 1 North Independence Mall W
  • Hours: The visitor center is open daily from 8:30am - 7pm

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Independence Visitor Center

Located in Independence National Historical Park beside Independence Hall, this 50,000 square-foot building is the official visitors center for the city of Philadelphia. Here visitors can park in the underground lot; pick up various city/area maps and brochures; get free, timed tickets to Independence Hall (required from March-December); find public bathrooms and a variety of snacks; and connect to some free Wi-Fi. 

The Center is staffed by reps from the National Park Service, some of whom lead free tours of the Historical Park and Old City that meet/begin in the lobby. If you miss out on a tour, try to catch the short historical films that are shown at the Center: “Independence,” a 30-minute film made by director John Huston in 1976, illuminates Philadelphia’s place in history during the 25 years following the American Revolution ; and “Choosing Sides,” a 15-minute film made by the History Channel that features modern-day teens reading letters written by post-Revolution-era teens. 

The city’s official souvenir shop is located on the ground level, offering, among many other items, t-shirts and coffee mugs emblazoned with Philadelphia’s signature LOVE and “With Love, xoxo” logos.

Tours & Tickets

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Philadelphia Duck Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Embark on a Storytelling Experience Your Captain is U.S. Coast Guard certified and an expert on Philadelphia history.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 70 minutes

From USD $29.00

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Explore Philadelphia on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit 20 top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Varies

From USD $31.99

The Philadelphia Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Get the most out of your trip to Philadelphia! Enjoy FREE admission or discounts to over 30 of Philadelphia's top attractions and destinations. So whether you ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $48.99

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