6th and Market Sts., 215/965-7676 or 800/537-7676
HOURS: Daily 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Memorial Day–Labor Day,
8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Mar.–Memorial Day and Sept. following Labor Day, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. rest of year
This is your first stop on any visit to historic Philadelphia . In addition to maps and information galore, there is a free mini-museum and a 28-minute film, Independence, to introduce you to the history of Philadelphia.
An automated kiosk provides information and allows you to book tickets to area attractions. The center has a gift shop, a café, and WiFi. This is also where you reserve your free timed tickets to Independence Hall  and sign up for tours of the Todd  and Bishop White Houses .