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Philadelphia

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The best trips start at the Independence Visitor Center.

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

Independence Visitor Center is the gateway to Independence National Historical Park, and the official visitor center of Philadelphia.

Our friendly staff provide free, personalized service and helpful information in a safe, clean, and sanitized environment.

Our Locations + Services:
Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center

LOVE Park Visitor Center

LOVE Park Visitor Center

Philly PHLASH

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop

Open on Independence Mall:
Independence Hall

Independence Hall

The Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Center

Second Bank of the United States

Second Bank Portrait Gallery

Congress Hall

Congress Hall

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Things to Do:
Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution

Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House

Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum

Long May She Wave

"Long May She Wave" Flag Exhibit

Earthquake Tables

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia

Top Questions
How do I obtain tickets to tour Independence Hall?

Admission to Independence Hall is by timed-entry tour only.  There are two ways to obtain tour tickets: free walk-up tickets on the day of your visit, or reserved tickets for a $1 fee per ticket.

Walk-up tickets are distributed for tours between 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from the southwest corner of 5th and Chestnut Street daily, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Reserved tickets are available for a $1 handling fee per ticket on Recreation.gov or by calling 1 (877) 444-6777. 

How can I take advantage of Free Parking Saturdays sponsored by Visit Philadelphia?

Visitors enjoying a day trip to Philadelphia can park for free every Saturday at the AutoPark at Independence Mall, located below the Independence Visitor Center, when they purchase a ticket to a local tour or attraction inside the Visitor Center. To take advantage of this great deal, enter the garage after 10 a.m. and leave by 7 p.m. Now extended through July 3!

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

What is the best way to get around Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is a wonderful city to explore on foot. Try our visitor-friendly downtown bus loop, the 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.