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September 25, 2018
INDEPENDENCE VISITOR CENTER CORPORATION HOSTS ‘GRAND REVEAL PARTY’ TO UNVEIL UPDATES AND SUPPORT FINAL PHASE OF $15M VISITOR EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

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September 24, 2018
INDEPENDENCE VISITOR CENTER CORPORATION HOSTS ‘GRAND REVEAL PARTY’ TO UNVEIL UPDATES AND SUPPORT FINAL PHASE OF $15M VISITOR EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC), which is cooperatively managed with the National Park Service will host an official Grand Reveal Party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate and support its Visitor Experience Improvement Project (VEIP). The evening will showcase the new visitor amenities completed so far; and support the funding and completion of the final phase of the renovation project. Located at 599 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, the updated Independence Visitor Center located in Independence National Historical Park will provide an informative, interactive, and world-class welcome experience to the region.
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August 15, 2018
Campus Philly to Welcome College Students to Philadelphia with Free Museum Admission and All-Day Festival this September

Campus Philly, college students’ go-to resource for living, learning, and launching their career in Philadelphia, will kick off the fall semester with its annual CollegeFest on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Dilworth Park. The annual event is free to any college student. Registration includes entry for prizes and giveaways at Dilworth Park, and a wristband for free admission to fourteen museums, plus free rides on the Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop for the day.
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June 29, 2018
Celebrate Independence Day in the Birthplace of Independence with New Ways to Explore Philadelphia’s Historic District
There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in the Birthplace of Independence! This year, in honor of America’s 242nd birthday, sites throughout Philadelphia’s Historic District are celebrating with special programming and innovative ways to explore.
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June 27, 2018
LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER PHILADELPHIA HOSTS PUBLIC LEGO® BRICK BUILDING EVENT AT INDEPENDENCE VISITOR CENTER

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia has partnered with the Independence Visitor Center Corporation to hold a day-long LEGO brick building event on July 5, 2018. The event, open to the public, will be held on the newly renovated second floor terrace of the Independence Visitor Center from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Attendees to the family friendly event will be encouraged to join Model Builders from LEGOLAND to build four different LEGO mosaic designs celebrating Philadelphia’s 4th of July celebrations. 
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June 1, 2018
IVCC Press Clips, March - May 2018
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May 24, 2018
INDEPENDENCE VISITOR CENTER CORPORATION REVEALS EXCITING CHANGES FOR SUMMER 2018

For Memorial Day 2018, Phase I of the Visitor Experience Improvement Project is officially complete, with the re-opening of the newly expanded Independence Gift Shop, the official gift shop of Greater Philadelphia and largest retail location for Philadelphia-themed merchandise. The expansion doubles the retail space from the gift shop’s original footprint, bringing its total square footage to 3,450 square feet. “By expanding the gift shop’s capacity, we are now able to offer something for everyone, tourists and locals alike,” said James J. Cuorato, President and CEO, IVCC.
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May 23, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY: Independence Gift Shop Re-Opens for Memorial Day 2018

Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) is kicking off Philadelphia’s busy tourist season by debuting exciting changes at the completion of the first phase of its Visitor Experience Improvement Project, including the re-opening of the newly expanded Independence Gift Shop, the official gift shop of Greater Philadelphia. 
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May 4, 2018
RIDE PHLASH® FOR FREE ON MAY 10 IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM WEEK

Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) is celebrating the 35th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week, and showcasing the travel industry’s impact on jobs, economy, personal lives, by offering free rides on Philly PHLASH®, the visitor-friendly public transit service, on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
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March 30, 2018
AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: JULIUS MAY
In accordance with Autism Awareness Month, the Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) is celebrating Julius May joining its team four years ago as Visitor Services Representative. Julius’ unique skill sets and character continue to improve the daily operations and overall social awareness of the IVCC team. 
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March 27, 2018
PHLASH® RETURNS MARCH 29 WITH FREE RIDES OPENING DAY
The Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop will be begin service on Thursday, March 29, marking 24 years of the seasonal transit loop in operation. Everyone rides FREE opening day 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PHLASH will run Friday – Sunday through April 29. Daily service kicks off May 1. 
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March 1, 2018
IVCC Press Clips, December 2017 – February 2018
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February 07, 2018
HISTORIC DISTRICT OPEN DURING EAGLES PARADE

The Independence Visitor Center is open the day of the Eagles Parade in Independence National Park from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Due to popular demand, the Independence Visitor Center Corporation has compiled a list of what is open in Philadelphia's Historic District during the parade, including accessibility information, and other details that will ensure those coming to the city's celebration will have a day full of memorable Philadelphia experiences. 
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January 20, 2018
VISITOR CENTERS OPEN DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

The Independence Visitor Center in Independence National Historical Park will remain open during the government shutdown. The City Hall Visitor Center will also be open, providing visitors to the Greater Philadelphia region with two locations for visitor services managed by the Independence Visitor Center Corporation.
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January 10, 2018
$2 SHUTTLE TO PHILLY HOME SHOW
For the third consecutive year, PHLASH® will service a shuttle to the Philly Home Show January 12-15 and 19-21. For only $2 roundtrip (cash only) or FREE for children 4 and under, conveniently ride the Home Show Shuttle from FREE parking in IKEA South Philadelphia’s Family Parking Lot to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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October 17, 2017
American Heart Association Unveils Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk at Philadelphia’s Independence Visitor Center to Help Americans Learn a Lifesaving Skill
The AHA unveils a new interactive kiosk that allows Philadelphians and all who visit the Independence Visitors Center in the city’s historic district to learn and practice Hands Only CPR in minutes! Joining cities like Cleveland, Dallas and Pittsburgh, the Independence Visitor Center will host the first Hands-Only CPR training kiosk here in Philadelphia. 
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