March 30, 2018

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: JULIUS MAY

PHILADELPHIA (March 30, 2018) – 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.

March 27, 2018

PHLASH® RETURNS MARCH 29 WITH FREE RIDES OPENING DAY

PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2018) – 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.

February 07, 2018

HISTORIC DISTRICT OPEN DURING EAGLES PARADE

PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2018) – The Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets 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, accessibility information, and other details that will ensure those coming to the city's celebration will have a day full of memorable Philadelphia experiences. 

January 20, 2018

VISITOR CENTERS OPEN DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 20, 2018) – The Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets 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.

 

January 10, 2018

$2 SHUTTLE TO PHILLY HOME SHOW

PHILADELPHIA (January 10, 2018) – 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.

December 15, 2017

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN A PHLASH®

PHILADELPHIA, December 15, 2017-- The holiday season is in full swing and the Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop is the best way to get to key attractions and programming from Penn's Landing to Fairmount Park.

October 16, 2017

American Heart Association Unveils Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk at Philadelphia’s Independence Visitor Center

Philadelphia, PA –   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.  The kiosk will be unveiled at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 26 at the Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

 

September 28, 2017

AUTUMN IN PHILLY: FALL FOR THE PHLASH

PHILADELPHIA, September 27, 2017 – The Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop now runs weekends only, (Friday – Sunday), through November 19. PHLASH® is the quick, convenient, and affordable way to access popular attractions throughout Philadelphia. The transit service includes 22 stops from the Delaware River Waterfront to Fairmount Park. It operates 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., providing service to each stop every 15 minutes.

July 03, 2017

EXPLORE PHILADELPHIA’S HISTORIC DISTRICT WITH THE 4 DAYS OF THE FOURTH SCAVENGER HUNT

PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2017 – There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in the Birthplace of Independence! That fact is clear to hundreds of participants who have played the 4 Days of the Fourth Scavenger Hunt powered by Scavify® since its launch on July 1.

June 29, 2017

CELEBRATE 4 DAYS OF THE 4TH IN AMERICA’S BIRTHPLACE

PHILADELPHIA, June 29, 2017 – There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in the Birthplace of Independence! This year, in honor of America’s 241st birthday, the institutions surrounding Independence Mall will celebrate 4 days of the 4th Saturday, July 1 – Tuesday, July 4, with special programming and a new scavenger hunt, 4 Days of the Fourth Scavenger Hunt powered by Scavify®.
 

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