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.
Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Celebrate summer on the waterfront at this blockbuster park on the Delaware River Waterfront. Named one of the world's best urban beaches, it has become a favorite summer destination for visitors and locals.

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. 
Explore the City
Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop

Wheel Fun Boat Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals at FDR Park

Rocky Statue

The Rocky Statue and Rocky Steps

Big Red Pedal Tour

Big Red Pedal Tours

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

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.