• Congress Voting Independence


    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Fees & Passes

Color photo of a male park ranger and a small child working together to turn the doorknob on the door of a red brick building.
Step inside and explore the stories of Independence National Historical Park.  Most sites and programs are free.
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Admission to most park sites is free. Timed entry tickets are required to enter Independence Hall from March through December, but there is no charge for those tickets if obtained at the Independence Visitor Center on the morning of your visit. The Benjamin Franklin Museum charges an interpretive fee and the National Constitution Center, a partner of the park, charges an admission fee.
Color photo of the north facade of Independence Hall, a two story red brick building with bell tower and adjacent brick wing building.

Tickets are required to visit Independence Hall from March through December.  No tickets are required in January and February.

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Independence Hall

Tickets are required for tours of Independence Hall, except in January and February. From March through December, visitors must obtain free timed entry tickets to see Independence Hall. Tickets can be obtained on the morning of your visit at the Independence Visitor Center, or reserved in advance online or by phone (fee applies).
Color photo of the Benjamin Franklin Museum interior exhibits showing an exhibit panel in the foreground with the words "Life is a kind of chess" and an image of Franklin.

The Benjamin Franklin Museum charges a nominal interpretive fee.

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Benjamin Franklin Museum

The park collects an interpretive fee at the Benjamin Franklin Museum: $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 4 through 16, free for children under age 4. School groups (K-12 schools) may be eligible for free admission. Please call 215-597-7122, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, for school reservations. Visit the Benjamin Franklin Museum web page for information about ticketing, hours, location and more. The America the Beautiful Annual Pass, Senior Pass and Access Pass do not apply at the Benjamin Franklin Museum.
Color photo of the America the Beautiful Annual pass featuring a young girl looking out at a mountainous landscape in summer.

The Annual Pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees at more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including parks and wildlife refuges.

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America the Beautiful Passes

Planning to visit a federal recreation site that charges an entrance fee? The America the Beautiful Pass series includes the Annual Pass ($80), Senior Pass ($10 lifetime), Access Pass (free) and Volunteer Pass (free). You can obtain those passes online, by phone, or at a participating agency. Independence National Historical Park does not issue America the Beautiful passes. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is the nearest federal agency to the park that issues these passes.

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