Operating Hours & Seasons

 
Independence Visitor Center
Through September 4, 2017: Open daily 8:30am - 7pm
September 5, 2017 - June 2018: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm
 

Liberty Bell Center
Through September 4, 2017: Open daily 9am - 7pm
September 5, 2017 - June 2018: 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
    Through September 4, 2017: Open daily 9am - 7pm
    September 5, 2017 - June 2018: Open daily, 9am - 5pm
    Tickets are required March - December; no tickets are required in January - February, or after 5pm during summer hours. No tickets are required on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (December 24), or Independence Day (July 4).
  • 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
Through September 4, 2017: Open daily 11am - 5pm
September 5 through December 31, 2017: Open Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 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.

  • Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery
    August 1 through September 4, 2017: Open daily Noon - 5pm (last printing demonstration at 4:30pm)
    September 5 through December 31, 2017: Open daily 10am - 5pm (last printing demonstration at 4:30pm)
  • 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.

  • Carpenters' Hall
    March - December: Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
    January - February: Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
 

Other Park Sites

  • Todd House
    Beginning August 1, 2017: Closed
  • Declaration House
    Through September 4, 2017: Open daily Noon - 5pm
    Beginning September 5, 2017: Closed
  • Germantown White House (Deshler-Morris House)
    Through September 9, 2017: Open Saturdays only, 10am - 5pm
    Beginning September 10, 2017: Closed except for special events. Open on October 7, 2017 from 10am to 5pm for the Revolutionary Germantown Festival.
 

Nearby National Park Service Sites

Last updated: August 19, 2017

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Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305

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