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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Location
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.

 

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

 

Exhibits

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.
 

Films
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 National Park Service Theater shows three short films designed as an introduction to Independence National Historical Park. The films show back-to back every 20 minutes.

  • Experience Independence National Historical Park - This overall orientation to the park is an excellent way to discover the many opportunities within the park to connect with the nation's history.
  • Birthplace of Freedom: A Tour of Independence Hall - Unable to get a ticket to tour Independence Hall? Let this film take you through this internationally recognized and historic building.
  • Then and Now: Independence National Historical Park - Chronicles the changes to the city landscape and buildings over 250 years, and showcases the success the National Park Service has had in preserving some of this nation's most important historic structures.

The city's Welcome Theater plays THE official welcome film to Philadelphia, plus seasonal short films. Each short is crafted to introduce you to all there is to see and do in and around the City of Philadelphia, no matter what time of the year you visit.

 

Accessibility
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: April 16, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305

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