Operating Hours & Seasons

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving, November 25
Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall open 11am to 4pm; all other park buildings are closed

Christmas Eve, December 24
All park buildings close at 3pm

Christmas Day, December 25
All park buildings are closed

New Year's Day, January 1
Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and the Independence Visitor Center open 11am to 4pm; 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


National Constitution Center
Open Wednesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Fee charged; advanced timed tickets required


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. Learn how to obtain tickets on the park's ticketing web page.
  • Congress Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
    Entrance is by tour only; first-come, first-served. No tickets are required. Tours begin every 20 minutes.

Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States
Through October 24, 2021: Open daily: 10am - 5pm
The building is closing for renovations in the end of October


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.


Other Park Sites


Nearby National Park Service Sites


Last updated: October 18, 2021

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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