LocationIndependence Hall is located on Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets. Entrance is through a security screening area on Chestnut Street, just west of 5th Street. After passing through security, visitors line up behind Independence Hall for a tour. The GPS address for Independence Hall is 520 Chestnut Street.
Hours and FeesOpen daily 9am - 5pm, open till 7pm on June 3 & 4; and June 10 & 11
Open daily 9am - 7pm from June 17 through September 4
Beginning September 5, open daily 9am - 5pm
The security screening area closes at least 15 minutes prior to the building closure time.
TicketingTickets are required for entrance to Independence Hall from March through December, from 9am to 5pm. There is a 1.00 per ticket handling fee for tickets. Learn how to obtain tickets on the ticketing web page. Obtain your tickets on recreation.gov. Tickets can be printed in advance or shown on a mobile device for scanning at the time of entry.
No tickets are required between 5pm and 7pm during extended hours in the summer. Entrance is by tour, first come, first served. To ensure entry, arrive at security screening no later than 6:15pm. Extended hours will be in effect on May 27 & 28; June 3 & 4; June 10 & 11, and June 17 through September 4.
Tickets are not required in January or February, except for holiday weekends.
Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Last minute requests are difficult to accommodate due to limitations on tour capacities. Our team will respond to your request within 48 hours. If you do not see a reply, please check your spam folder.
*Please note, individual reservations or commercial tour operators must reserve tickets through recreation.gov.
ToursFrom March through December (9am to 5pm), entrance is by timed, ticketed tour only. During summer extended hours, entrance is still by tour but no tickets are required. Rangers will cap the line when the number of people in line equals the capacity of the remaining tours. Extended hours tours will enter the building every 10-15 minutes.
In January and February (except holiday weekends), entrance to Independence Hall is by tour only, but no tickets are required. Entrance is first-come, first-served. Rangers will cap the line when the number of people in line equals the capacity of the remaining tours. Tours begin every 30 minutes, although additional tours may be added on weekends.
On winter holiday weekends, tickets are required. Tours are every 20 minutes.
What to know about Independence Hall tours:
AccessibilityThe first floor of Independence Hall is accessible for those with mobility impairments. An audio description tour is available upon request. For those with hearing impairments, the "Birthplace of a Nation" pamphlet provides written information about the rooms shown on the tour and assistive listening devices are also available. American Sign Language interpretation is available by request. You must first reserve tickets and then call the park to arrange for an interpreter at least 14 days prior to your visit. Get the details on how to reserve an ASL interpreter here.
SecurityVisitors must pass through a security screening area to visit the buildings on Independence Square, including Independence Hall. The screening area is located adjacent to Old City Hall, near the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets. To maximize your visit to the park, and minimize your security screening time, the park recommends that you bring only small bags, if necessary. The fewer items you have to be checked, the more time you will have to enjoy the buildings on Independence Square. No weapons, pepper spray, or pocket knives are permitted through security.
Images and Historical InformationWant to learn more about the architecture, history, and significance of Independence Hall? Additional resources about Independence Hall are available on our website. See photos and videos of Independence Hall below.
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Last updated: June 2, 2023