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?
Army–Navy Game

Army–Navy Patriot Games

Leading up to the big Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field, the Cadets and Midshipmen compete in the Patriot Games, including the Leadership Reaction Course on the lawn outside of the Visitor Center.
Deck the Halls at City Hall

Philly "After 5"

Sightseeing in the evening? You’re in luck—Philadelphia is home to many cultural institutions and attractions that remain open “After 5."

Cherry Street Pier

Cherry Street Pier

Delaware River Waterfront's newest destination is a century-old historic pier transformed into a mixed-use public space created for and by the Philadelphia community.  
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

Carpenter's Hall

Carpenters' Hall

Top Questions
How can I redeem the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package?

Looking for a hotel deal when you visit Philadelphia? The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package is a great way to save when you stay over, available year-round with different perks included seasonally.

Learn more and find participating hotels: VisitPhilly.com/PackageHotels

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.

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. 

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.