About Us

The Philadelphia Visitor Center Corporation (PVCC) is a Pennsylvania nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, which operates in cooperation with Visit Philadelphia®, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Philadelphia, National Park Service and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.​​​​
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The PVCC manages the Independence Visitor Center, the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park and the official visitor center of the Philadelphia region, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. In addition, PVCC operates the LOVE Park Visitor Center, City Hall Visitor Center, and Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop transit service, and the private event space, The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center.

 

What We Do

The best visits to Philadelphia start with the Philadelphia 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 PVCC manages satellite locations.

 

Annual Reports

The PVCC 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 2019
    •    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

Deborah O’Brien - Board Chair
Market Executive, Bank of America Greater Philadelphia

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


Tiffany Newmuis Board Secretary
Senior Manager, Town Hall & Campus Programming, Comcast


Stephen P. Mullin - Board Treasurer 
Principal, Econsult Solutions


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 
President, McCormick Taylor, Inc.


Jeremy Costa
Complex General Manager, Marriott Philadelphia Old City


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

Stevens & Lee


Maria Grasso 
Senior Vice President, Convention Division, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau 


Lauri Kavulich, Esquire
Clark Hill, PLC


Shawn Andre Murray, MA, PHR
Assistant Professor Tourism & Hospitality Management  Montgomery County Community College


Michael Newmuis
Chief of Staff, Visit Philly


Amy Shearer
Chief Marketing Officer, The Philadelphia Zoo

 

A Message from the Philadelphia Visitor Center Corporation:

As the official visitor center of the Philadelphia region, we welcome millions of people each year, of every age, race, gender, religion, language, culture, ethnicity, ability, and orientation.  These visitors come from around the world to explore the sites where our nation was founded.  Yet, nearly 250 years later, the founding principles of equality and inalienable rights are not the reality for many citizens.  

We recognize that systemic racial inequality is still a problem. We also understand that there are marginalized segments of our society that are excluded from full inclusion in the American dream because of fundamental inequities. Our goal is to create and provide an environment that emphasizes the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, to make the Independence Visitor Center a favored destination, and to support these principles in society generally.

We will always strive to treat everyone equally and with respect, and extend this philosophy to our treasured visitors, staff, partners, and neighbors. 

 

Philadelphia Visitor Center Corporation is proud to recognize the support of KESK Consulting, LLC in our organization's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.