The Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) is a Pennsylvania nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, which operates in cooperation with the National Park Service, Visit Philadelphia®, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Philadelphia, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The IVCC manages the Independence Visitor Center, the official visitor center for the Greater Philadelphia Region and primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.
What We Do
The best visits to Philadelphia start with the Independence Visitor Center Corporation because...
Starting here can lead anywhere.
We provide access to all the city has to offer: activities, tickets, reservations, and opportunities. Our friendly, helpful, multilingual staff can turn any visitor's wish list into an unforgettable, customized itinerary.
To activate this personalized touch with as many people as possible, the IVCC manages satellite locations: City Hall Visitor Center, Love Park Visitor Center (scheduled to re-open in January 2020); the visitor-friendly public transit service, Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop; and the private event space and terrace, The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center.
The IVCC reports on its efforts and achievements on a yearly basis. Click on the links below to download the Annual Report from the corresponding year.
Board of Directors
Joseph T. Ashdale
Business Manager / Secretary - Treasurer, District Council No. 21, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
W. Bradley Baturka, CPA
Partner, Northeast U.S. Geography Leader, Wipfli LLP
Thomas A. Caramanico - Board Chair
President, McCormick Taylor, Inc.
J.J. (Jonathan J.) Cutler
Principal, Heidrick & Struggles
Paul R. Decker
President Emeritus, Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau
John H. Estey
Oliver St. Clair Franklin OBE
Honorary Consul, British Honorary Consulate, Philadelphia
General Manager, Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
President and CEO, Visit Philadelphia
Margaret Hughes - Board Secretary
Deputy City Representative, City of Philadelphia
Esquire, Clark Hill, PLC
Founding President and CEO, Visit Philadelphia
Stephen P. Mullin - Board Treasurer
President and Principal, Econsult Solutions
SVP, Market Manager, Bank of America
Chief Marketing Officer, The Philadelphia Zoo
Angela Val - Board Vice Chair
Chief Administrative Officer, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau