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 Visitor Services Representatives 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, Fairmount Park Welcome Center (temporarily closed for renovations), and Sister Cities Park Visitor Center; the visitor-friendly public transit service, Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop; and the private event space and terrace, The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center.
Board of Directors
Thomas A. Caramanico, Chairman
President, McCormick Taylor, Inc.
Joseph T. Ashdale,
Business Manager / Secretary - Treasurer
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
Robert N.C. Nix, III, Secretary
Chairman, Pleasant News Companies
Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor
W. Bradley Baturka, CPA, CVA
Partner, Wipfli LLP
Julie Coker Graham
President & CEO,
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
President & CEO,
Chief Marketing Officer, Philadelphia Zoo
William B. Petersen, Vice Chair
Vice President & General Counsel, Verizon
Stephen P. Mullin, Treasurer
President & Principal, Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Margaret Hughes, Mayor's Representative
Deputy City Representative,
City of Philadelphia
Lynn R. Axelroth, Esquire
Partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP
J.J. (Jonathan J.) Cutler
Principal, Heidrick & Struggles
Esquire, Clark Hill, PLC
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
Paul R. Levy
President & CEO, Center City District
Business Administrator, City of Harrisburg