Alerts & Conditions

Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Independence National Historical Park is as follows:


  • Indoor spaces:
    • Independence Visitor Center
      • Open daily from 9am to 5pm, 200-person capacity
    • Independence Hall
      • Open daily from 9am to 5pm. Entrance is by timed, ticketed tour only. Learn how to obtain tickets. Seventeen (17) people are permitted on each tour
    • Liberty Bell Center
      • Open daily from 9am to 5pm, 60-person capacity
    • Congress Hall
      • Open daily from 9am to 5pm. Up to twenty (20) visitors will be admitted every 15 minutes; no tickets necessary
    • America's National Parks Store in Old City Hall
      • Open Wednesday thru Sunday, 11am to 3pm, three-person capacity
    • Second Bank of the U.S.
      • Open daily from 10am to 5pm, 40-person capacity
    • Free Quaker Meeting House
      • Open daily from 10am to 4pm, 17-person capacity
  • Outdoor spaces, including:
    • Independence Mall
    • South Side of Independence Square
    • Washington Square at Walnut Street between 6th and 7th Streets
    • Rose Garden between Walnut and Locust Streets and 4th and 5th Streets
    • Magnolia Garden on Locust Street between 4th and 5th Streets
    • The gardens between 3rd and 5th Streets and Walnut and Chestnut Streets


  • Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing of Independence Hall
  • Old City Hall
  • Franklin Court, including the Benjamin Franklin Museum and Franklin Court Printing Office
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering if not vaccinated, and staying home if you feel sick.

Last updated: May 27, 2021

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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