Start at PHL Visitor Centers

The Independence Visitor Center Corp. manages the official visitor centers of Greater Philadelphia, and the visitor-friendly public transit service, Philly PHLASH®.

Philadelphia 101

Start at one of Philadelphia’s official Visitor Centers to discover all there is to see and do throughout the region.


Independence Visitor Center
599 Market Street

Located in Independence National Historical Park- The official visitor center of greater Philadelphia and gateway to Independence National Historical Park is the exclusive location to pick up free, timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. Here, visitors can speak with multilingual Visitor Services Representatives for free trip-planning advice, purchase tickets to more than 100 tours and attractions, pick up the perfect souvenir to remember their trip at the official gift shop of Philadelphia or enjoy a tasty bite at the first HERSHEY’s Kitchens location in Philadelphia. FREE amenities and services available include two theater experiences with unique and exciting films about Philadelphia, regional maps and brochures, fully accessible public restrooms, cell phone charging stations and WiFi access. Open daily, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (June to August until 7 p.m.) 800-537-7676 


City Hall Visitor Center
Philadelphia City Hall, Rm. 121 (Broad and Market streets)

The City Hall Visitor Center provides visitor services in the East Portal of one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Friendly Visitor Services Representatives offer free trip advice and information, and other visitor essentials including free maps and brochures. Tickets for tours of City Hall are available for purchase and pick up, including an Interior Tour of the building, and a Tower Tour to the highest open-air observation deck in the city. A newly updated onsite gift shop offers Philadelphia and William Penn-themed souvenirs. Open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Select Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 267-514-4757


LOVE Park Visitor Center
16th Street and JFK Boulevard (Located in LOVE Park)

Please note: This location in famous LOVE Park is undergoing renovations and will reopen in 2019. Visitors in the area are encouraged to utilize the City Hall Visitor Center, located across the street in City Hall’s Room 121, East Portal.



The Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop is a visitor-friendly public transit service that provides convenient and affordable service to 20 stops located near popular tourist destinations throughout the city. With daily service over the summer and holiday season, and weekend service in the Spring and Fall, the PHLASH® makes it easy for visitors to navigate the city, for only $2 per ride or $5 per day.



The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) is the official tourism promotion agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


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