Overview of entrance requirements
FreeNo entrance pass required
Most visitors need
Reservations and Timed Entry
Independence Hall Reservation
Entry to Independence Hall is by timed ticketed tour only.
Mar 1–Dec 31
Entrance to Independence Hall requires a guided tour. Tickets are required.
July 4; Thanksgiving Day; extended summer hours Saturday and Sunday only, from 5pm to 7pm May 27 through June 18; and extended summer hours every day 5pm to 7pm June 19 through September 4.More about this reservation
An entrance pass is not required to access Independence National Historical Park.
Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.
General Information About Fees and PassesAdmission to most park sites is free. The Benjamin Franklin Museum charges an interpretive fee and the National Constitution Center, a partner of the park, charges an admission fee. Entrance to Independence Hall is by timed, ticketed tours. Tickets must be reserved through Recreation.gov. There is a $1 per ticket handling fee. Interagency passes do not apply to these fees.
Entrance to Independence Hall is by tour only. Timed entry tickets are required for entry from March through December, and on winter holiday weekends. Learn how to obtain tickets. Reserved tickets are available for tours from 9am to 4:40pm. All tours must be reserved through recreation.gov. While tickets to Independence Hall are free, the reservation fee is $1.00 per ticket. The Interagency passes do not cover this fee. There are no refunds under any circumstances. All ticket reservations and fees for Independence Hall are final.
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 may be eligible for a fee waiver.
All visitors are admitted free to the Benjamin Franklin Museum on the following days in 2023:
Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Saturday, April 22: First day of National Park Week
Wednesday, May 10: Social Studies in the National Park festival
Friday, August 4: Great American Outdoors Day
Saturday, September 23: National Public Lands Day
Saturday, November 11: Veterans Day
Every Kid Outdoors Pass
Know any fourth graders? Our federal public lands and waters belong to all Americans and are waiting for fourth and fifth graders and their families to explore them! This national Every Kid Outdoors initiative waives entrance fees on most federal public lands and waters for fourth grade children with the Every Kid Outdoors pass along with up to three accompanying adults.
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 ($80 lifetime), Access Pass (free) and Volunteer Pass (free). You can obtain those passes online, by phone, through the mail, or at a participating agency. Independence National Historical Park does not issue America the Beautiful passes. Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey is the nearest federal agency to the park that issues these passes. Passes are also available at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Last updated: May 11, 2023