Operating Hours & Seasons

Independence Visitor Center

Open daily 9 am–6 pm

Liberty Bell Center

Open daily 9 am–5 pm
Security screening closes at least 5 minutes before the building closes


President's House Site

Open daily 7 am–10 pm


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 at least 15 minutes prior to the building closing times.
  • Independence Hall
    Open daily 9 am–5 pm (last tour starts at 4:40)
    Entrance is by tour only. Timed entry tickets are required March through December. No tickets are required in January and February (except holiday weekends). Learn how to obtain tickets on the park's ticketing web page.
  • Congress Hall
    Open daily 9 am–5 pm
    Entrance is timed, first-come, first-served. No tickets are required.

Old City Hall


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
    Open daily 9 am–5 pm
  • Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery
    Open Thursday thru Monday 10 am–5 pm. Last printing demonstration at 4:30 pm.
  • B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
    Open Monday thru Saturday 9 am–12:45 pm and 2 pm–5 pm (staffing permitting)
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
    Open daily 9 am–5 pm

Carpenters' Hall

Open Tuesday thru Sunday,10 am–4 pm

Free Quaker Meeting House

Open Saturdays and Sundays,11 am–4 pm. NOTE: Site subject to temporary closures for a construction project.

Nearby National Park Service Sites

  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
    Open Friday thru Sunday 9 am–12 noon, and 1 pm–5 pm, (the site closes from 12 noon–1 pm) NOTE: The site is closing for a utility improvement project beginning July 8, 2024.

Last updated: June 21, 2024

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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