Operating Hours & Seasons

Independence Visitor Center

Open daily: 9am - 5pm

Liberty Bell Center
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
Security screening closes at least 5 minutes before the building closes


President's House Site
Open daily: 7am - 10pm, 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. *Note: Old City Hall and the America's National Parks Store in Old City Hall are not within the security area.
  • Independence Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
    Entrance is by tour only. Timed entry tickets are required March through December and winter holiday weekends from 9am to 5pm. Learn how to obtain tickets on the park's ticketing web page.
  • Congress Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
    From March through December; entrance is by tour only, first-come, first-served. No tickets are required.

Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States
Closed for a comprehensive preservation project. The building may reopen in late May or early June 2023. Check back for updates in Spring 2023.


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: 9am - 12:45pm and 2pm - 5pm (staffing permitting)
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm, 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: March 18, 2023

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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