Independence Hall

In the Assembly Room of this building, George Washington was appointed Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army; the Declaration of Independence was adopted; the design of the American flag was agreed upon; the Articles of Confederation were adopted; and the Constitution was drafted.

To tour Independence Hall, a free, timed ticket is required from March through December. No timed tickets are required during the months of January and February.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Independence Hall is open late for two additional hours, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. During that time, no tickets are necessary to tour the Hall and visitors may enter in an "open house" format.

Free, timed tickets are available on the day of your visit at the Independence Visitor Center. Tickets can also be reserved in advance at 1-877-444-6777 or online (there is a $1.50 reservation fee per ticket for tickets reserved in advance). 

The first tour starts at 9:00 a.m. For free, walk-up tickets, you may request tickets for any available time on the day of the visit only. A limited number of tickets are distributed to tour Independence Hall each day; therefore, ticket availability is best during the first two hours of the day (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.) If all tickets have been distributed by the time you arrive for pick up, please return to the Visitor Center the next morning at 8:30 a.m.  

Ride the #PhillyPHLASH! Independence Hall is conveniently accessible via Stops 3 and 21 on the Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop.


Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free, timed tickets required
March - December
No timed tickets required
January & February


Free, timed tickets required

Adults Free
Children Free


520 Chestnut Street
19106 Philadelphia , PA
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