Historic Philadelphia Center

Information, Shopping, and the Liberty 360 3D Show

Historic Philadelphia Center
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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.

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!

*New* Colonial for a Day Costume Rentals

New for 2014, children can rent Colonial-period attire and immerse themselves in their Historic Philadelphia adventure. Each daylong rental provides dresses and colorful sashes for girls, or shirts and haversacks for boys.

Created by artisans from the Philadelphia region, the outfits reflect traditional children’s clothing from 18th-century Philadelphia. The rented attire can be enhanced with a variety of accessories for purchase at the Historic Philadelphia Center gift shop, including mob caps, bows, tri-corner hats, and wooden muskets.

Children who participate in the Colonial for a Day program will receive an exclusive Colonial Adventure Map to guide their journey.

Daily Rental: $24.95 + Deposit


  • April: Saturdays, 10 am - 6 pm; Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm
  • May 1 - May 23: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm; Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm
  • May 24 - 26: 10 am - 8 pm, Daily
  • May 27 - June 22: 10 am - 6 pm, Daily
  • June 23 - August 10: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm; Sundays, 10 am - 6 pm
  • August 11 - August 29: 10 am - 6 pm, Daily
  • August 30 - 31: 10 am - 8 pm, Daily
  • September 1 - November 30: Saturdays, 10 am - 6 pm; Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm
  • Friday November 28

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.

2014 Historic Philadelphia Events Packages Information Packet – New!

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.