• Congress Voting Independence


    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Things To Know Before You Come

Operating Hours and Program Guide

Accessibility for Park Visitors

Here are a few tips you need to know prior to visiting Independence National Historical Park:

The park is open daily with the exception of Christmas Day. The major park sites are generally open from 9 am - 5 pm.


Independence Hall timed tour tickets can be reserved in advance online and by phone.
Tickets & Reservations

Tickets ARE NOT required to visit the Liberty Bell Center at any time.

You will have to go through a security screening area to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center.

To maximize your visit to the park and minimize your security screening time, we recommend that you only bring small bags and packages, if necessary.

We ask that large bags, luggage and lunches etc. be kept at your hotel or bus, if possible. The time it takes visitors to get through security depends on the number of individuals, family members, groups and organizations to be screened, number of items to be screened they may have. This is strongly urged for large groups that wish to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell where security screening is necessary.

The fewer items you have to be checked, the faster you will pass through our security screening area and more time for you, your loved ones and/or your group to enjoy all that our park has to offer.

We recommend you start your visit at the Independence Visitor Center, to get more detailed information about park programs, tours and special events.


There are NO restrooms in the secured areas (Liberty Bell Center & Independence Square)
We recommend that visitors use the restrooms in the Independence Visitor Center prior to going to the Liberty Bell Center screening area.

We recommend that visitors use the restrooms 5th & Chestnut Street prior to going to the Independence Square screening area.

Did You Know?

Painting of George Washington

Did you know George Washington is the only president of the U.S. to have never served in Washington D.C.? He served in New York City and Philadelphia but left office before D.C. was completed.