Operating Hours & Seasons

 
Independence Visitor Center
May 28, 2016 - September 5, 2016: Open daily 8:30am - 7pm
September 6, 2016 - May 2017: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm
 

Liberty Bell Center
May 28, 2016 - September 5, 2016: Open daily 9am - 7pm
September 6, 2016 - May 2017: Open daily 9am - 5pm
Security screening closes 5 minutes before the building closes

 

National Constitution Center
Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday: 12noon - 5pm
Fee charged

 

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 Independence Square Museum Store are not within the security area.

  • Independence Hall
    May 28, 2016 - September 5, 2016: Open daily 9am - 7pm
    September 6, 2016 - May 2017: Open daily 9am - 5pm
    Tickets are required March - December; no tickets are required in January - February, or after 5pm during extended summer hours
  • Congress Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
    April - October: Tours every 20 minutes
    November, December and March: Tours every 30 minutes
    January - February: Self-guided
 

Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States
May 28, 2016 - September 5, 2016: Open daily: 11am - 5pm
September 6, 2016 - October 30, 2016: Open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
October 31, 2016 - May 2017: Open Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm

 

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.

  • Benjamin Franklin Museum
    May 28 - September 5, 2016: Open daily 9am - 7pm
    September 6, 2016 - May 2017: Open daily 9am - 5pm
    Fee charged
  • B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
    Open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
    May 28 - September 5, 2016: Open daily 9:30am - 6:30pm
    September 6, 2016 - May 2017: Open daily 9am - 5pm
 

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

  • Carpenters' Hall
    March - December: Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
    January - February: Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • New Hall Military Museum
    June 11 - September 5, 2016: Open daily 12noon - 5pm
    September 6, 2016 - June 2017: Closed
    Open for Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 9am - 5pm
 

Other Park Sites

  • Free Quaker Meeting House
    June 12 - September 5, 2016: Open daily 11am - 4pm
    September 10, 2016 - November 27, 2016: Open Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm December 2016 - February 2017: Closed March 4, 2016 - May 2017: Open Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm
  • Independence Archeology Lab
    Weekdays by appointment only, please call 215-861-4956
    Must be at least 16 years old; no more than 4 people in a group
  • Todd and Bishop White Houses
    June 25 - September 5, 2016: tours offered daily; times vary, reservations required, tickets may be obtained at the Independence Visitor Center
    The Todd House is temporarily closed we apologize for the inconvenience. Visitors can still tour the Bishop White House. Check back soon for updates.
    September 6, 2016 - May 2017: Closed
  • Declaration House
    May 28 - September 5, 2016: Open daily 12noon to 5pm
    September 6, 2016 - June 2017: Closed
 

Nearby National Park Service Sites

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305
Use this number to talk to a park ranger at the visitor center desk for park information. Park rangers are available for calls daily from 8:30am to 7pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During heavy visitation, park rangers are assisting other visitors and may not be able to answer the phone right away. For information about lodging and restaurants, contact the city concierge staff at 800-537-7676.

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