Philadelphia’s collection of museums, historical sites, and attractions cannot be matched in any other American city. Beginning with America's first museum, zoo and post office, a long list of notable and extraordinary institutions educate, entertain and inspire.
With so many historical offerings, Philadelphia is a history buff’s paradise. Located in Independence National Historical Park, Independence Hall is the site where revolution was debated, the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the U.S. Constitution was written. Stop by Carpenters' Hall, where the Continental Congress met in 1774. Visit Christ Church and see the pews where George and Martha Washington and Ben Franklin worshipped. Dozens of historical sites, including the Second Bank of the United States, Franklin Court and the Graff House, document Colonial life and the birth of our nation.
If you have limited time for sightseeing, you might consider one of Philadelphia’s unique tour options. World War II amphibious vehicles ("Duck" Boats), English-style double-decker buses, horse drawn carriages and open-air trolleys are a just a few of many tour choices awaiting you in Philadelphia.
INFORMATION DESTINATIONS - OUR VISITOR CENTERS
Visitors to the Philadelphia area will find a welcome worth of the City of Brotherly Love at the Independence Visitor Center, at the corner of Sixth and Market streets, in the heart of America's most historic square mile.
Visitors can also learn more about the city at the new City Hall Visitor Center, located in room 121 of City Hall, at Broad and Market streets.
Independence Hall Tickets
Located at Sixth and Market streets, the Independence Visitor Center is the only place to pick up tickets required to visit Independence Hall. To improve the visitor experience at Independence National Historical Park, a timed-ticket system is instituted for tours of Independence Hall from March 1 - December 31. Tickets may be reserved up to a year in advance through the National Park reservation system. Call 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov to reserve your tickets today. While tickets to Independence Hall are free, the reservation fee is $1.50 per ticket.