Historic Philadelphia Center

Information, Shopping, and the Liberty 360 3D Show

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.

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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.

Not only is the Historic Philadelphia Center home of Lights of Liberty's Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater, it is also home to special events!


  • Now - 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!

Meet Ben Franklin

  • 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

Click here to purchase your Duck, Duck, Liberty package »

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.

2015 Historic Philadelphia Events Packages Information Packet

To book your event, please email your guest count, the date of your event, and your preferred package option to events@historicphiladelphia.org, or call 215 629 5801 x221.

The Historic Philadelphia Center, across the street from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is the gateway to an authentic Historic Philadelphia experience, including attraction tickets, immersive walking tours, historic-themed gifts, and the one-of-a-kind Liberty360 3D Show in the PECO Theater. The Center is the headquarters for all of Historic Philadelphia’s programs, and serves as the departure point for the organization’s walking tours, provides guest services such as restrooms, and offers expanded retail operations by Aramark.