At a Glance - The Independence Visitor Center

Released on: February 7, 2008, 11:23 am

Press Release Author: Independence Visitor Center

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: The Independence Visitor Center is the 1st place you want to
start your visit at when you visit Philadelphia. Whether it\'s your first visit,
you\'ve been here several times, or you live here, the Center offers a vast array of
options and opportunities for one to enjoy themself in the city.

Press Release Body: Start at the Center! Conveniently located in the heart of
Independence Mall at 6th and Market, the Independence Visitor Center serves as the
official Visitor Center to Independence National Historical Park, the City of
Philadelphia and the surrounding areas of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery
counties, as well as the Southern New Jersey Delaware River waterfront.

Why Stop? Independence Visitor Center is truly the gateway for the region's thriving
tourism industry. From where to go, what to see, and how to get there, the Visitor
Center has you covered. Looking for the region's top historical landmarks? No
problem, we'll give you a list and directions. Looking for a little culture? We'll
tell you where to find it in virtually every corner of town. Need something that
you'll enjoy as much as the kids? We'll give you more than a couple of options. Just
ask us. We're here to show you the best of what the region has to offer.

When to Visit? The Independence Visitor Center offers visitor-friendly seasonal
operating hours, 7 days a week, 362 days a year:
Memorial Day - Labor Day 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
July 4th Holiday Week 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
September 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
October - February 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
March - Memorial Day 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Independence Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years

What Does It Cost? Our doors are open to the public and all information is offered
free of charge. Along with free trip planning assistance, the Visitor Center offers
one-stop-shopping for every visitor's need, and free wireless Internet access.
Official guide books, easy-to-use touch screen information kiosks, event listings,
and over 600,000 brochures and maps in the building are all free!

What Else Is There? The Visitor Center's best kept secret is the expert concierge
staff. With decades of experience in the tourism industry, the concierge staff can
tell you exactly how to spend your time whether you're in town for four hours or
four days. After speaking with our concierge, visitors can also buy tickets for top
attractions, browse through our Independence Store, grab a bite to eat at our Caf,
and find enough information to fill an entire trip from start to stop.

Need More Info? For more information, stop in to visit us at 6th & Market streets,
or call 800-537-7676, or visit us on the web at
About the Independence Visitor Center: The Independence Visitor Center Corporation
is a Pennsylvania non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which operates in cooperation
with the efforts of the National Park Service, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism
Marketing Corporation, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of
Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The $38 million Independence Visitor Center opened in 2001 and was funded by the Pew
Charitable Trusts, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Delaware River Port
Authority, the Annenberg Foundation, the Connelly Foundation and the John S. and
James L. Knight Foundation.

Web Site:

Contact Details: 1 N. Independence Mall West
6th & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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