Welcome to

Philadelphia

Video by Dan King/Bluecadet; Photo by B. Krist/Visit Philadelphia

The best visits start with the Independence Visitor Center.

Seeing the best of the City of Brotherly Love is as simple as starting at the right place.

We provide access to all the city has to offer: activities, tickets, reservations, and opportunities. 

Our friendly, multilingual staff can help turn any visitor's wish list into a personalized and unforgettable itinerary. 

What's Happening Now?
Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

This summer oasis on the Delaware River Waterfront has something for everyone: roller skating, mini golf, Ferris Wheel rides, boardwalk-style games, and fireworks on special events.  
Franklin Square

Franklin Square

Located in the heart of Historic Philadelphia, Franklin Square features Philly Mini Golf, a renovated vintage marble fountain, playgrounds, the Parx Liberty Carousel, and the restaurant SquareBurger.
Treetop Quest

Treetop Quest Philly

Challenge yourself--physically and mentally--at Treetop Quest Philly! Maneuver from tree to tree, through obstacles and zip-lines, at this adventure park located in Fairmount Park. 
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing is one of Philadelphia's premier locations for outdoor concerts, festivals, movie screenings, and private rentals.
Penn's Landing

Penn's Landing

This stretch of the Delaware River Waterfront is named in honor of William Penn arriving here in 1682. It is now home to family-friendly programming and events all year.
Nearby on Independence Mall
Independence Hall

Independence Hall

The Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Center

President's House Site

President's House Site

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Old City Hall

Old City Hall

Great Essentials Exhibit

Great Essentials Exhibit

Congress Hall

Congress Hall

Carpenters' Hall

Carpenters' Hall

Explore the City
Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Wheel Fun Boat Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals at FDR Park

Rocky Statue

The Rocky Statue and Rocky Steps

Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours

Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

Top Questions
How much are tickets to tour Independence Hall?

A limited quantity of free, timed tickets to tour Independence Hall are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis every day at the Independence Visitor Center. Advance reservations are available for a $1.50 handling fee online or by calling 1 (877) 444-6777. 

Where is the closest place to park by Independence Hall?

Convenient, onsite parking is available for visitors who start at the Visitor Center. The AutoPark at Independence Mall is a 24-hour, fully enclosed parking garage operated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Entrances are located on both 5th and 6th Streets, between Market and Arch Streets.

What is the best way to get around Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is a wonderful city to explore on foot. Try the public transit service, Philly PHLASH, or the city's bike sharing program, Ride Indego. Check out our Get Around page for more suggestions on how to make navigating Philly a breeze.

Where is the Liberty Bell?

Since 2003, the Liberty Bell has been on display in a structure located on Independence Mall, called the Liberty Bell Center. No timed tickets are required to visit the Bell, but a security check is required for entry.