Operating Hours & Seasons

Upcoming Winter Holiday Hours

Presidents' Day, February 21
Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, Congress Hall, and the Independence Visitor Center are open 9am to 5pm; all other park buildings are closed.
Independence Visitor Center
Open daily: 9am - 5pm

Liberty Bell Center
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
Security screening closes 5 minutes before the building closes


President's House Site
Open daily: 7am - 10pm

Independence Square Buildings
The buildings in the Independence Square security area include Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing. Access to the Square is through a security entrance located at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Security screening closes 15 minutes prior to the building closing times. *Note: Old City Hall and the America's National Parks Store in Old City Hall are not within the security area.
  • Independence Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
    Entrance is by tour only; timed entry tickets are required March through December. Tickets are not required in January and February, except for January 1 and 15-17, 2022; and February 19-21, 2022. Learn how to obtain tickets on the park's ticketing web page.
  • Congress Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm (House of Representatives chamber only)
    Entrance is typically first-come, first-served in January and February; no ticket or tour required (operations are subject to change at any time). From March through December; entrance is by tour only, first-come, first-served. No tickets are required.

Franklin Court Buildings
The Franklin Court complex includes the Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery, the Fragments of Franklin Court Archeological Exhibit, the B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum Store.

  • B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
    Open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm

Carpenters' Court
The buildings in Carpenters' Court include Carpenters' Hall and the New Hall Military Museum.


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Last updated: January 19, 2022

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