Independence After Hours

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Independence Hall Tour

Independence After Hours

If you are looking for an exclusive, unforgettable experience during your visit, purchase tickets to Independence After Hours before they sell out! The only tour of its kind, Independence After Hours takes you on a realistic journey back to 1776. After an 18th-century-inspired dinner at historic City Tavern, and a visit by Thomas Jefferson, the group sneaks into Independence Hall where they eavesdrop on Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin discussing the Declaration of Independence.


  • Adults: $85.00 BUY TICKETS »
  • Students/Senior/Military: $80.00 BUY TICKETS »
  • Children 12 & under: $55.00 BUY TICKETS »
  • Ticket prices include dinner, entertainment, exclusive tour, and gratuity.
  • Advance reservations are strongly recommended.



  • May 27 – June 11: Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 pm
  • June 14 – August 13: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 5:30 pm, Note: July 1- July 4 begins at 6:30 pm
  • August 19 – October 22: Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 pm

Additional Information

For additional information regarding ticketing, special accommodations, or other inquiries, please contact Visitor Services by email at or call 215.629.5801.


To arrange a private Independence After Hours adventure tour for your group of 20 or more, please contact Group Sales by email or by calling 215.629.4026 x209.

Pre Fixe Menu at the historic City Tavern

First Course

  • Country Salad
    Julienned carrots, cucumber, tomato, field greens, raspberry shrub, and extra virgin olive oil

Choice of Entrée

  • Colonial Turkey Pot Pie
    Tender chunks of turkey, mushrooms, early peas, red potatoes, sherry cream sauce, and flaky pastry crust baked in a pewter casserole
  • Beef Pie
    Twice cooked beef, simmered with mushrooms and herbs, rich red wine sauce, baked in puff pastry
  • Paillard of Salmon
    Citrus marinated, pan-seared, sauce Béarnaise, mashed potatoes & vegetable of the season
  • Special Children's Option: Cornmeal Crusted Chicken Tenders
    Served with honey mustard & pommes frites


A freshly prepared dessert is crated daily in City Tavern’s on-premise bakery by their Pastry Chef.


  • Colonial Raspberry Shrub
  • Full bar available (not included in ticket price)

More Information

Tour departs from the Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets. As a walking tour, guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as they will cover a total of about 8 long city blocks. As it is within Independence National Historical Park, guests can expect some uneven surfaces such as brick paths and cobblestone streets. Guests requiring the use of wheelchairs can be accommodated but we request advance notice. Those who may require the use of walkers or canes, or have other special health needs are advised to call the Historic Philadelphia office so that special arrangements can be made to assure a safe and pleasant experience. Tour concludes at Independence Hall.

Please notify our team and City Tavern staff of any allergies or special needs.

For directions, parking information, cab information, and mass transit information, please visit our Getting Here & Directions page. Call 215.629.4026 if you have further unanswered questions.”



This is a PCVB Experiential Tour.  Dates are subject to change without notice.  Seating arrangements at City Tavern may be outdoors in a covered garden area.  Timing is subject to speed of dinner service and other factors and may vary slightly. Prices and dates are subject to change.