About Us

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 (temporarily closed for renovations); the visitor-friendly public transit service, Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop; and the private event space and terrace, The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center.


Annual Reports

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.

    •    Annual Report 2017
    •    Annual Report 2016
    •    Annual Report 2015
    •    Annual Report 2014
    •    Annual Report 2013
    •    Annual Report 2012
    •    Annual Report 2011


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 - Chairman
President, McCormick Taylor, Inc.

J.J. (Jonathan J.) Cutler
Principal, Heidrick & Struggles

Paul R. Decker
President Emeritus, Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau

Josh Grassi
General Manager, Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing 

Jeff Guaracino
President and CEO, Visit Philadelphia

Margaret Hughes - Mayor's Representative
Deputy City Representative, City of Philadelphia

Mary IsenhourGovernor's Representative

Lauri Kavulich
Esquire, Clark Hill, PLC

Meryl Levitz
Founding President and CEO, Visit Philadelphia​​​​​

Stephen P. MullinTreasurer 
President and Principal, Econsult Solutions

William B. Petersen - Vice Chairman

Amy Shearer
Chief Marketing Officer, The Philadelphia Zoo

Angela Val - Secretary 
Chief Administrative Officer, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau