Welcome to the Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center east exterior, showing the words "Independence Visitor Center".
Pick up Independence Hall tickets, plan your visit, and watch films 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 at 6th and Market Streets. Entrance doors are located on all sides of the building. The GPS address is 41 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Hours and Fees
Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from September 6 - May 2017. Open 'til 7 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

There is no fee to enter the building or watch the films.


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 8:30 a.m. 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.


Looking for an ATM or a water fountain? You'll find them in the Independence Visitor Center. There is also a store, cafe, restrooms, theaters, loaner wheelchairs, and free Wi-Fi. You can even plan your visit at the iPad kiosks using the park's FREE mobile app, "NPS Independence."


Sit back and relax while watching our FREE films. Independence, directed by John Huston, runs 28 minutes. This film tells the story of the founding of the United States through the eyes of Ben Franklin, John Adams and other key figures from the Revolutionary War period. Choosing Sides is a look at the Revolutionary War through the eyes of four teens from the time period. The film runs 20 minutes. Look for the theaters in the main hallway, near the Ranger's Desk. Film times are displayed on a marquee above the theater doors.


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. The films are open captioned and audio described. 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305
Use this number to talk to a park ranger at the visitor center desk for park information. Park rangers are available for calls daily from 8:30am to 5pm. During heavy visitation, park rangers are assisting other visitors and may not be able to answer the phone right away. For information about lodging and restaurants, contact the city concierge staff at 800-537-7676.

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