Operating Hours & Seasons


Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Day
Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall open 11am - 4pm
Christmas Eve
All park buildings close at 3pm
Christmas Day
All park buildings are closed
New Year's Day
Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall open 11am - 4pm; Visitor Center open 8:30am - 6pm

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

Liberty Bell Center
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
    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
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.

  • B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
    Open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
    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
    September 6, 2016 - June 2017: Closed
    Open for Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 9am - 5pm

Other Park Sites

  • Free Quaker Meeting House
    September 10, 2016 - November 27, 2016: Open Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm
    December 2016 - February 2017: Closed
    March 4, 2017 - 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

Nearby National Park Service Sites

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(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 5pm. 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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