Daily Ticket information
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR TOURS OF INDEPENDENCE HALL
Walk-up tickets for individuals and small family groups (free)
To obtain entrance into Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were signed, you must have a tour ticket with a specific day and time.
Walk-up tickets are available for free on the morning of your visit at the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Street starting at 8:30AM. The first tour starts at 9:00AM. You may request tickets for any available time, on the day of the visit. You have the greatest choice of times if you arrive between 8:30AM and 10:30 AM. During the busy season, tickets are often gone by 1:00PM.
One person may request up to ten (10) tickets for a family or small group. The rest of the family or group does not need to be present when the tickets are picked up. For larger families, one person for each ten (10) people must come to pick up tickets. Everyone in the group needs a ticket, even infants.
Walk-up tickets for organized tours or school groups (free)
Group leaders may obtain tickets for their entire group.Up to 80 tickets will be given to one teacher or guide.However, you must have confirmation letter on school or organization letterhead for ticket pick up.This letter must list the name of the person authorized to pick up the tickets. Teachers may use a current school ID in lieu of the confirmation letter.Commercial tour operators may use their own company letterhead to obtain tickets.
Advanced ticket reservations for groups or individuals
Tickets may be reserved up to one year in advance through the National Park Reservation system. Individuals may may call toll free at: 1-877-444-6777 from 10AM to 10 PM ET or you can use the website at http://recreation.gov. Groups may call toll free at 1-877-559-6777 or use the website http://recreation.gov
Reserved tickets must be picked up at the "Will Call" section of the NPS ticket counter at the Independence Visitor Center (6th & Market Sts.) You must claim them (using reservation number and valid identification) at least 45 minutes before the tour on the day of your visit. The "Will Call" section is to the left at the desk. You do not need to wait in the walk-up ticket line. Tickets not picked up 45 minutes before the tour will be released to walk-up visitors.
There are no refunds under any circumstances. All ticket purchases for Independence Hall are final. If you cannot make your tour time or date, please contact http://recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777
Questions- for the most up-to-date information on the Independence Hall ticket program, call the Independence Visitor Center at 215-965-2305.
Did You Know?
Many American patriots owned slaves before, during or after the Revolution. Here are a few you might know: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Rush, James Madison, Robert Morris, and James Wilson. Many of them spoke out against slavery, but only Washington freed 124 people by his will.