Historic Philadelphia Center
Located across the street from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell at 6th & Chestnut Streets, the Historic Philadelphia Center is your gateway to an authentic and unforgettable experience.
The headquarters for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.'s programs, the Center provides information and tickets for attractions and tours, provides visitor services and restrooms, and contains the premier Historic District gift shop. Visitors can also purchase discounted packages for area attractions at the ticket desk.
The Patriots, Pirates, Heroes & Spies: Stories from Historic Philadelphia book is available at the Historic Philadelphia Center's shop.
- April 1 - May 22: 10 am - 6 pm, daily; 11 am - 5 pm, Sundays
- May 23 - 25: 10 am - 8 pm, daily
- May 26 - June 21: 10 am - 6 pm, daily
- June 22 - August 8: 10 am - 8 pm, daily; 10 am - 6 pm, Sundays
- August 9 - September 4: 10 am - 6 pm, daily
- September 5 - 7: 10 am - 8 pm, daily
- September 8 - March 31, 2016: 10 am - 6 pm, daily; 11 am - 5 pm, Sundays
Meet Ben Franklin
New this summer, come face-to-face with Philadelphia's favorite "electrifying" Founding Father - only at the Historic Philadelphia Center! Learn about Dr. Franklin's trailblazing experiments with electricity, interact with a collection of his revolutionary inventions, and listen as he shares captivating tales from his life as a statesman, inventor, and diplomat. FREE!
- May 23 - 25: Noon - 2 pm, daily
- May 29 - June 6: Noon - 2 pm, Fridays & Saturdays
- June 9 - August 15: Noon - 2 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays
- August 21 - September 5: Noon - 2 pm, Fridays & Saturdays
- September 6 & 7: Noon - 2 pm, daily
Duck, Duck, Liberty Package!
Save money and experience the best of Historic Philadelphia by land and sea with the Duck, Duck, Liberty Package! Each Duck, Duck, Liberty package includes admission to the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater along with a journey through America's most historic square mile and the Delaware River waterfront on a Ride the Ducks tour! Tickets: $35 Adults, $25 Children
Host your corporate cocktail reception at the Historic Philadelphia Center!
Whether you’re planning a holiday cocktail party or corporate reception, the Historic Philadelphia Center offers a one-of-a-kind setting that will surround your guests with the story of America.
Travel through time on a journey of 3D symbols, or with a visit from Benjamin Franklin! Located next to Independence Hall, the venue is at the heart of Old City. Celebrate America as the birthplace of democracy and host your next event at the Historic Philadelphia Center.
To book your event, please email your guest count, the date of your event, and your preferred package option to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 215 629 5801 x221.
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Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, Lights of Liberty, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors and dazzling 3-D shows, it's all listed right here!