Start at PHL Visitor Centers

Independence Visitor Center in the city's Historic Mile district provides everything from city maps to multilingual representatives to free tickets to attractions.

Philadelphia 101

Start at one of the city’s four official visitor centers to discover Philadelphia.

Visitor Centers

Independence Visitor Center
599 Market Street

As the official welcome center of the region and gateway to Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the exclusive location to pick up free timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. Multilingual visitor services representatives are available to assist with any trip-planning needs, including on-site ticketing for more than 100 tours and attractions. Stop in for other FREE amenities, including regional maps and brochures, historical films, cell phone charging stations and WiFi access. Open daily, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (June to August until 7 p.m.)

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

Located in the true center of Philadelphia, the City Hall Visitor Center allows visitors to experience one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Knowledgeable visitor services representatives offer visitor essentials including maps, brochures, souvenirs and trip itineraries and on-site ticketing to more than 100 tours and attractions. Tickets for interior and tower tours are available for purchase here or online. Open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Select Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sister Cities Park Visitor Center
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sister Cities Park Visitor Center is a great starting point to the milelong stretch of museums and top attractions that give life to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Visitors can purchase tickets here for many of the impressive institutions located right outside its doors. Open seasonally, May to October.

Fairmount Park Welcome Center at LOVE Park
16th Street and JFK Boulevard (LOVE Park)

Please note: This location in famous LOVE Park is undergoing renovations and will reopen late 2018. 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 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.

Updated April 18, 2018

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