Activities & Resources
Independence Visitor Center050in Philadelphia, PA 19106
about Independence Visitor Center:
Concierge staff provides visitors with personal service, including a comprehensive daily listing of attractions in Philadelphia and the surrounding region, on-site ticketing, assistance with hotel and restaurant reservations, and multi-lingual services to help international visitors. User-friendly informational touch-screen computer kiosks describe destinations across the region and offer customized printed directions. Exhibit displays featuring Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and regional maps and attractions also help guide visitors. Regular performances by Colonial characters at the Visitor Center give visitors the opportunity to take an up-close and personal look at history.
The Center's on-site cafe provides free wireless internet service throughout the building, so visitors can relax and enjoy a snack or drink, while perusing the web for events going on throughout the region. The Independence Store offers visitors a broad selection of Philadelphia-themed souvenirs and keepsakes.
On Saturday mornings at the Visitor Center, children and adults alike can enjoy Breakfast with Ben. Guests can chat with Benjamin Franklin (a costumed interpreter), ask questions about his life and work, and even pose for pictures. A delicious breakfast is served and each participant receives a goodie bag.
Public restrooms, including baby changing stations and a family restroom, are available. Convenient, 24-hour underground parking and an ATM are also provided; the Visitor Center is handicap accessible.