Operating Hours & Seasons

Independence Visitor Center
Open daily: 9am - 5pm

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


National Constitution Center
Open Wednesday through Saturday: 10am - 3pm
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 America's National Parks Store in Old City Hall are not within the security area.
  • Independence Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
    No tickets are required. Entrance is by tour only, first-come, first-served. Tours begin every 15 minutes
    9 person capacity per tour
  • Congress Hall
    Through mid-October: Closed for carpet replacement project

Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
20 person capacity


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 to 5pm
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store

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


Other Park Sites

  • City Tavern
    Open Friday through Sunday by reservation

Nearby National Park Service Sites

Last updated: September 9, 2020

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Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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