Independence Visitor Center – The Historic District’s Independence Visitor Center—and three additional Visitor Centers—serve as gateways to the city and the region. Visitors can find information, get tickets to popular attractions, or take a snack break.
At the main 6th and Market Street location, visitors can pick up free-timed tickets for Independence Hall. Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets, (215) 965-7676; other Visitor Centers: Sister Cities Park Visitor Center, 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (267) 514-4760; City Hall Visitor Center, Broad & Market Streets, Room 121, (215) 686-2840; Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, (800) 537-7676, www.phlvisitorcenter.com The first stop for visitors to
Philadelphia’s Historic District is more than just a source of maps, brochures, tickets, tour information, and the all-important accessible restrooms. The center’s National Park Service desk offers daily loans of manual wheelchairs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis—a picture I.D. is required. The same desk also lends assistive listening devices, a receiver with headphones, and a portable loop system compatible with all telecoil-equipped hearing aids, cochlear implants, and induction loop receivers.