Operating Hours & Seasons

Independence Visitor Center

Open daily 9 am–5 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, year round

 

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. In January and February (except holiday weekends), no tickets are required.Timed entry tickets are required March through December and winter holiday weekends 9 am–5 pm. Learn how to obtain tickets on the park's ticketing web page.
  • Congress Hall
    Open daily: 9 am–5 pm
    Explore at your own pace in January and February (except winter holiday weekends). From March through December and winter holiday weekends; entrance is timed, first-come, first-served. No tickets are required.
 

Old City Hall

 

Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States

Closed for the season (reopens March 15, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am–5 pm).
 

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, year round
  • Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery
    Open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am–5 pm. Last printing demonstration at 4:30 pm. Starting March 14, open Thursday thru Sunday 10 am–5 pm.
  • B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
    Open Monday–Saturday: 9 am–12:45 pm and 2 pm–5 pm (staffing permitting)
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
    Open daily: 9 am–5 pm, year round
 

Carpenters' Hall

Open Wednesday–Sunday,10 am–4 pm
 

Free Quaker Meeting House

Closed for the season. Check back for Spring 2024 operating hours.
 
 

Nearby National Park Service Sites

Last updated: February 23, 2024

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Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

215-965-2305

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