- Columbus Day, October 9, 2017: The park is open regular hours.
- Veterans Day, November 11, 2017: The park is open regular hours. New Hall Military Museum will also be open from 9am to 5pm.
- Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017: Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are open 11am to 4pm. All other park buildings are closed.
- Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017: All park buildings close at 3pm.
- Christmas Day, December 25, 2017: All park buildings are closed.
- New Year's Day, January 1, 2018: Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are open 11am to 4pm. Independence Visitor Center is open 8:30am to 6pm. All other park buildings are closed.
Liberty Bell Center
Through June 2018: Open daily 9am - 5pm
Security screening closes 5 minutes before the building closes
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).
- Congress Hall
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
April - October: Tours every 20 minutes
November, December and March: Tours every 30 minutes
January - February: Self-guided
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
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
Closed except for Veterans Day. Open on November 11, 2017 from 9am to 5pm.
Check back in the spring for updated hours
Nearby National Park Service Sites