Operating Hours & Seasons

Independence Visitor Center
Through May 24, 2019: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm
May 25 - September 2, 2019: Open daily 8:30am - 7pm

Liberty Bell Center
Through May 24: Open daily 9am - 5pm
May 25 - September 2, 2019: Open daily 9am - 7pm
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
    Through May 24, 2019: Open daily 9am - 5pm
    May 25 - September 2, 2019: Open daily 9am - 7pm
    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).
  • 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 May 24, 2019: Open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
May 25 - September 2, 2019: Open daily 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
    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
    March through December: Open daily at 11:30am for dining
    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
  • Free Quaker Meeting House
    Through September 2, 2019: Open Saturday and 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
  • Bishop White House
    Through June 23, 2019: Closed
    June 24 - September 2, 2019: Open daily; timed entry tickets are required. Sign up for a tour at the Independence Visitor Center on the morning of your visit. Tours are limited to ten (10) people; tickets are limited in quantity, and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nearby National Park Service Sites

Last updated: May 11, 2019

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Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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