Our Commitment to Safely

Re-Opening with Care

K. Huff for PHLCVB

Independence Visitor Center is now open daily.

After an extended closure due to COVID-19, Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) has began resuming operations by reopening Independence Visitor Center, the official visitor center of Philadelphia. 

Keeping the safety of employees, guests, and visitors as top priority, the IVCC instituted new policies and operational procedures to maintain a safe, sanitized, and secure space, based on recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With new safety measures in place, the Independence Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., to welcome visitors, offer information services, and provide access to local attractions, museums, and tours.  Amenities located inside the Visitor Center are also open daily, including the Independence Gift Shop.

Responsible Re-Opening:

Opening Protocols
Multiple Measures

The Independence Visitor Center has activated a multi-layered approach to ensure proper social distancing throughout the building by monitoring maximum occupancy in each space.


Exterior Walking Tour
Walking Tours

Visitors can also choose to explore the outdoors on a guided tour, like Franklin’s Footsteps Walking Tours, which depart daily from the Visitor Center along the historic streets of America’s Most Historic Square Mile.

Our Open Locations:
Open Daily
Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center

Open Daily
Gift Shop

Independence Gift Shop

Open Daily
Fashion District

Fashion District Concierge Services

COVID-19: Reopening Updates

Some services and locations managed by the IVCC remain closed, including City Hall Visitor Center, Love Park Visitor Center, and Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop. Sign up to receive email updates regarding the re-opening status of these locations.