Operating Hours & Seasons


Holiday Hours

  • Presidents' Day, February 19, 2018: Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and Benjamin Franklin Museum are open 9am to 5pm; Independence Visitor Center open 8:30am to 6pm. All other park buildings are closed.
Independence Visitor Center
Through June 2018: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm
Check back for summer hours

Liberty Bell Center
Through June 2018: Open daily 9am - 5pm
Security screening closes 5 minutes before the building closes
Check back for summer hours


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 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).
    Check back for 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
Through March 2018: Open Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm
April 1 through May 27, 2018: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm
Check back for summer hours


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

  • City Tavern
    January and February: Open Tuesday through Sunday at 11:30am for dining; also open on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Presidents' Day
    March through December: Open daily at 11:30am for dining
  • Free Quaker Meeting House
    Closed through March 2, 2018
    March 3 through May 27, 2018: Open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm
    Check back for summer hours
  • 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
  • Bishop White House
    Check back in the spring for updated hours

Nearby National Park Service Sites

Last updated: January 27, 2018

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Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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