START AT Independence Visitor Center

WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST STOP for visiting the Greater Philadelphia Region! Located on 6th and Market streets, the Independence Visitor Center is the perfect place to begin any trip to Philadelphia. After stopping by, you'll know where to go, what to see, and how to get there.

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Independence Hall + Liberty Bell

Independence Gift Shop

Exhibits & Theater

Virtual Tour

Independence Hall + Liberty Bell

Located in the heart of Independence National Historical Park, the Visitor Center is the exclusive location to pick up free, timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. It provides a literal walkway from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell to the National Constitution Center. 

Independence Hall Tickets

 

Independence Gift Shop

The Independence Visitor Center is also home to the Independence Gift Shop, the official gift shop of the Greater Philadelphia region. From Ben Franklin children’s costumes, to Rocky figurines, the gift shop offers something for  everyone to  remember their trip to the City of Brotherly Love!

Click here to browse and shop online.                                   

Gift Shop

 

Exhibits & Theater

Before starting off on your journey through history, get a preview of what to see with our interactive exhibit space, located across from the Visitor Services Desk. Learn more about the historic sites, attractions in Independence National Historical Park, or take a seat inside our theaters to enjoy our free historical  films of Philadelphia during the American Revolution.

Exhibit space

 

Virtual Tour

Step inside and take a look around! Our 50,000 square foot facility welcomes two and a half million visitors every year.
 

 

Visitor Services

Maps & Brochures

Tickets

History Makers

Visitor Services

Our multilingual Visitor Services Representatives are fluent in eleven languages, and have more than 70 years of combined hospitality experience, to help you with everything from trip-planning, to accessibility accomodations, and Special Services.

Visitor Services

 

Maps & Brochures

Browse through hundreds of free regional maps and brochures, including international editions in nine languages, and Historic Philadelphia’s very own newspaper. Click here to download the Independence Visitor Center's own brochure for print.

Maps and Brochures

 

Tickets

Both online and at our Visitor Services Desk, more than 100 tickets are available for purchase to local Museums & Attractions and Tours & Events. Exclusive in-building deals are also available for shows, events, and Philadelphia Phillies home games, at our Fan Pass Kiosk.

Phillies Fan Pass Kiosk

 

History Makers

Meet some of the colonial townsfolk you’ll see around Historic Philadelphia, enjoy classic dulcimer music, and kick off your “Once Upon A Nation” Storytelling challenge with your first stop at our bench.

Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Bench

 

Café Independence

Independence Mall Café

Parking & Facilities

Stay Connected

Café Independence

At Café Independence, conveniently located inside the Visitor Center, enjoy the best selection of refreshments, novelty sandwiches and salads, freshly brewed coffee, authentic Philadelphia favorites and an assortment of other menu items.

Cafe Independence

 

Independence Mall Café

Independence Mall Café offers a beautiful outdoor dining experience in the heart of America's Most Historic Square Mile, open daily from May - October, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (weather-permitting). Simple American cuisine paired with handcrafted beers and savory wines make it the perfect complement for a day of sightseeing in Philadelphia. Click here for the 2016 menu by Brûlée Catering.

 

Parking & Facilities

Convenient, on-site parking is available for visitors starting at the Visitor Center. The 24-hour fully enclosed and secure parking garage is located between Arch and Market Streets and is accessible from both 5th and 6th streets.

Click here for directions to the Visitor Center and more information about transportation.

Parking

 

Stay Connected

Get away without getting off the grid! Our free Wi-fi is available throughout our building, and even reaches outdoors, so you never have to go unplugged. Sit down and check your email, while charging your cell phone in one of our free Charge-It Spots, located across from the Visitor Services Desk and at Independence Mall Café.

Charge It Spot

 

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