Operating Hours & Seasons

Independence Visitor Center

Open daily 9 am–5 pm

Liberty Bell Center

Open daily 9 am–5 pm
Security screening closes at least 5 minutes before the building closes


President's House Site

Open daily: 7 am–10 pm, year round


Independence Square Buildings

The buildings in the Independence Square security area include Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing. Access to the Square is through a security entrance located at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Security screening closes at least 15 minutes prior to the building closing times.
  • Independence Hall
    Open daily 9 am–5 pm (last tour starts at 4:40)
    Entrance is by tour only. Timed entry tickets are required March through December and winter holiday weekends 9 am–5 pm. Learn how to obtain tickets on the park's ticketing web page. No tickets are required for extended hours 5 pm–7 pm in the summer.
  • Congress Hall
    Open daily: 9 am–5 pm
    From March through December; entrance is timed, first-come, first-served. No tickets are required.

Old City Hall


Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States

Open Thursday through Sunday 11 am–5 pm


Franklin Court Buildings

The Franklin Court complex includes the Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery, the Fragments of Franklin Court Archeological Exhibit, the B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum Store.

  • B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
    Open Monday–Saturday: 9 am–12:45 pm and 2 pm–5 pm (staffing permitting)
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
    Open daily: 9 am–5 pm, year round

Carpenters' Court

The buildings in Carpenters' Court include Carpenters' Hall and the New Hall Military Museum.


Other Park Sites


Nearby National Park Service Sites

Last updated: September 20, 2023

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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