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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 its newly expanded gift shop.
Independence Gift Shop is 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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