Welcome to the Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center east exterior, showing the words "Independence Visitor Center".
Pick up Independence Hall tickets and plan your visit in the Independence Visitor Center.  Ask our knowledgeable park rangers about programs, walking tours and special events. City concierge staff will gladly assist you with information about lodgings and restaurants.

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The Independence Visitor Center is located in Independence National Historical Park at 6th and Market Streets. Entrance doors are located on all sides of the building.

The GPS address for the parking garage located underneath the Independence Visitor Center, the AutoPark at Independence Mall, is 41 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Hours and Fees
Through June 2020: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm
Open 11am to 4pm on Thanksgiving Day. Closed on Christmas Day

There is no fee to enter the building.


Independence Hall Tickets
Independence Hall tickets are distributed each day (March through December) from the Ranger's Desk in the Independence Visitor Center. This is the only place to obtain your free, timed entry ticket to tour Independence Hall. A limited number of tickets are available each day, so plan to arrive by 8:30am for the best selection of tour times. For advance ticket reservations (handling fee applies), call 1-877-444-6777 or log on to www.recreation.gov. Check out this link for more information about obtaining Independence Hall tickets.


You'll find plenty of amenities in the building, including restrooms, loaner wheelchairs, a cafe, and free Wi-Fi.



Check out our brand new exhibit area. Browse through the touchscreen computers for a self-guided exploration of the park and enjoy the new interactive exhibits on the park's history.

Two theaters play films continuously throughout the day. Watch award winning films to learn more about Independence National Historical Park, the history, and what else you can do in Philadelphia.


The Independence Visitor Center is fully accessible for visitors with mobility impairments. Accessible restrooms are located near the south doors on the main level. Visitors may borrow wheelchairs for use within the park. Please ask at the Ranger's Desk if you'd like to borrow an assistive listening device or wheelchair. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.

The City and the Region
Our park partner, the Independence Visitor Center Corporation, provides dedicated concierge staff knowledgeable about the city and the region. Their website has additional information about visiting Philadelphia.

Last updated: November 15, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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