Independence Visitor Center - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 57.138 W 075° 09.016
18S E 487164 N 4422473
Quick Description: Without this place, most tourists would never figure out what to do and probably get lost in trying! Located in the center of all the historical action which led to our independence, this TIC is indispensable for any visit.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2008 5:28:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM498M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 59

Long Description:
The posted coordinates are for the North 6th Street Entrance.

I did the "Ride the Ducks" attraction with my son. The following is from their website:
"Experience Philadelphia sightseeing fun from a duck's eye view on Philadelphia's original duck tour. Travel on land and water in one amazing vehicle. Tour historic Philadelphia and SPLASH into the Delaware River at Penn's Landing. Ride The Ducks is the fun thing to do in Philadelphia and it's the best Philly sightseeing tour." (visit link)

Inside is absolutely humongous with all sort and manner of education displays which tell the story of the nation's independence. This is the "companion" facility which compliments and supports the Independence National Historical Park. Hours of operation, listed below, are for the Welcome Center.

They are open seven days a week, currently from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. In September, they are open from 8:30 am to 6 pm. From October through February, they are open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. From Memorial Day to Labor Day they are open from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm.

For more info see (visit link)
Hours of Operation:
They are open seven days a week, currently from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. In September, they are open from 8:30 am to 6 pm. From October through February, they are open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. From Memorial Day to Labor Day they are open from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm.


Public Washrooms: Mens, Womens, Family and Handicapped

Snacks/Drinks at the facility: Yes - Vending Only

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