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.​​​​
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The IVCC manages the Independence Visitor Center, the official visitor center of the 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, Fashion District Philadelphia's Concierge Services, Love Park Visitor Center (scheduled to re-open in March 2020); the visitor-friendly public transit service, Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop; and the private event space, 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 2018
    •    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 - 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


Rob Ghormoz
Governor's Representative

Secretary of Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


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


Jeff Guaracino
President and CEO, Visit Philadelphia


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


Lauri Kavulich
Esquire, Clark Hill, PLC


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


Stephen P. Mullin - Board Treasurer 
President and Principal, Econsult Solutions


Deborah O’Brien
SVP, Market Manager, Bank of America


Amy Shearer
Chief Marketing Officer, The Philadelphia Zoo


Angela Val - Board Vice Chair 
Chief Administrative Officer, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau