Fees & Passes

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Step inside and explore the stories of Independence National Historical Park.  Most sites and programs are free.

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General Information About Fees and Passes

Admission to most park sites is free. The Benjamin Franklin Museum (closed during the pandemic) 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. There is no fee for walk up tickets, but there is a minimal service fee for reserved tickets.
Independence Hall
Entrance to Independence Hall is by tour only. Timed entry tickets are required for entry. Learn how to obtain tickets. Reserved tickets are available for tours from 9am to 4:45pm. 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.
Every Kid Outdoors Pass
Know any fourth or fifth 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 and fifth 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: July 31, 2021

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