About Us

The INDEPENDENCE VISITOR CENTER CORPORATION (IVCC) is a Pennsylvania non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which operates in cooperation with the efforts of the National Park Service, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.

Join Our Team

The Independence Visitor Center  is currently seeking hospitality-minded individuals  to join our Concierge Staff for the upcoming Spring/Summer season.  Click here to learn more and apply. 

Board of Directors

Joseph Ashdale

Assistant Business Manager and Secretary - Treasurer
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades

Lynn R. Axelroth, Esquire

Ballard Spahr, LLP

W. Bradley Baturka

Elko & Associates

Thomas A. Caramanico, P.E. IVCC Vice Chairman

McCormick Taylor, Inc.

Michael Costello

General Manager
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

J.J. (Jonathan J.) Cutler

Managing Consultant

Paul R. Decker

President Emeritus
Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau

John H. Estey, Esquire - Chairman of the Board

Executive Vice President of Adminstration
Hershey Trust Company

Jack Ferguson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

William A. Graham, IV- Governor's Representative

Chairman & CEO
The Graham Company

Margaret Hughes - Mayor's Representative

City Representative
City of Philadelphia

Lyn R. Kremer

The Philadelphia Business Journal

Meryl Levitz

President & CEO
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

Paul R. Levy

Executive Director
Center City District

Stephen P. Mullin - Board Secretary

Sr. Vice President and Principal
Econsult Corporation

Robert N.C. Nix, III

Pleasant News Companies

William B. Petersen - Board Treasurer

Vice President and General Counsel

Tim Reeves

Allen & Gerritsen

Amy Shearer

Chief Marketing Officer
The Philadelphia Zoo

Marc Woolley

Deputy General Counsel, Secretary and CCO
Hershey Trust Company


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