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    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Independence Hall Tickets

Assembly Room of Independence Hall with Windsor chairs around tables covered with green baize cloth.
See the Assembly Room on your tour of Independence Hall.  Tickets are required from March through December.
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Admission to Independence Hall is by tour only. From March through December, timed entry tickets with a specific date and time are required. These tickets eliminate the long wait for Independence Hall tours and give you more time to see the other historic sites in the area. Tickets are not required in January and February, on July 4th, Veterans Day or Thanksgiving Day. Independence National Historical Park is closed on Christmas Day.

 
Park ranger standing at the ticket desk in the Independence Visitor Center.

Both walk-up tickets and "Will Call" reserved tickets are distributed from the Independence Visitor Center.

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How to Obtain Independence Hall Tickets

There are two ways to obtain tickets: walk-up tickets on the day of your visit, or reserved tickets. Independence Hall tickets are free, so there is no charge for walk-up tickets. There is a $1.50 per ticket reservation fee for reserved tickets. Tickets are limited in quantity, and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. It's best to plan ahead - whether you are picking up walk-up tickets or making advance reservations. The procedures for individuals/families are different than those for groups. Read more about your options below.

 

Individuals and Family Groups

Walk-up tickets for individuals and small family groups (free)

Walk-up tickets are distributed daily from the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets beginning at 8:30 a.m. There, you may request tickets for any available time on the day of your visit. Visitors who arrive at 8:30 a.m. have the best selection of times. The first Independence Hall tour begins at 9 a.m. One person may pick up a maximum of ten (10) tickets for a family or small group. The rest of the family or group do 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.

Remember, tickets are limited in quantity. During busy seasons, the daily allotment of tickets may be gone before 11 a.m. Visitors who are not able to obtain walk-up tickets may choose to visit other park sites, like the Liberty Bell Center and Congress Hall. There is much to see and do in Independence National Historical Park.

 
Advanced ticket reservations for individuals and small family groups

Reserved tickets are a good option for those visitors who do not plan to arrive in the park early on the morning of their visit, or those who prefer a certain tour time. Tickets may be reserved up to one year in advance through the National Park Service reservation system. Call toll free at: 1-877-444-6777 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Time) or reserve your tickets through the reservation website.


The reservation fee is $1.50 per ticket. Passes, including the America the Beautiful and Senior passes, do not cover this fee. Individuals and families may reserve up to ten (10) tickets per call.

The reservation agency will send you a confirmation letter with reservation number. You must go to the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets on the day of your tour to pick up your reserved tickets. Bring the reservation number and valid identification to the "Will Call" counter at least 45 minutes before your scheduled tour on the day of your visit. The "Will Call" counter is to the left as you are facing the ticket desk. You do not need to wait in the walk-up ticket line. Reserved tickets may only be picked up on the day of the tour.

Allow plenty of time to pick up your tickets. Tickets not claimed 45 minutes prior to the tour time 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 the agency through the reservation website or call 1-877-444-6777.

 

Organized Tour and School Groups

Walk-up tickets for organized tour or school groups (free)

Walk-up tickets for organized tours and school groups are distributed daily beginning at 8:30 a.m. from the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets. A group leader may obtain up to 80 tickets, if tickets are available. Tickets are limited in quantity, and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The group leader must have a confirmation letter on school or organization letterhead listing 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.

Need more than 80 tickets? You will need an additional person and letter for each group of 80 tickets. Tickets must be picked up at least 45 minutes before the tour. While the group leader is in line for the tickets, we recommend that the rest of the group view the exhibits, see the movies, use the restrooms or visit the store.

Remember, tickets are limited in quantity. During busy seasons, the daily allotment of tickets may be gone before 11 a.m. Groups not able to obtain walk-up tickets for Independence Hall may choose to visit other park sites on Independence Square, like Congress Hall where Presidents Washington and Adams were inaugurated. There is much to see and do in Independence National Historical Park.

 

Advanced ticket reservations for groups

Reserved tickets are a good option for tour leaders who want to be certain that they can obtain tickets for the entire group at a certain time. Tickets may be reserved up to one year in advance through the National Park Service reservation system. Call the group reservation number toll free at: 1-877-559-6777 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Time) or reserve your tickets through the reservation website.


The reservation fee is $1.50 per ticket. Passes, including the America the Beautiful and Senior passes, do not cover this fee. Teachers and tour leaders may reserve up to 80 tickets on each call.

The reservation agency will send you a confirmation letter with reservation number. You must go to the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets on the day of your tour to pick up your reserved tickets. Bring the reservation number and valid identification to the "Will Call" counter at least 45 minutes before your scheduled tour on the day of your visit. The "Will Call" counter is to the left as you are facing the ticket desk. You do not need to wait in the walk-up ticket line. Reserved tickets may only be picked up on the day of the tour.

Allow plenty of time to pick up your tickets. Tickets not claimed 45 minutes prior to the tour time 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 the agency through the reservation website or call 1-877-559-6777.

Did You Know?

Drawing of Independence Hall

From 1790 to 1800 Philadelphia was the Capital of the United States. During that time, city, county, and state government offices were all on the same block of Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th.