Independence Visitor Center

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Philadelphia Celebrates July 4th Before, During And After The Holiday

There’s a lot happening in Philadelphia this week, in the days leading up to and following the Fourth of July.

06/30/2014

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Government Shutdown Also Caused “Wedding Party Shutdown” In Old City

There’s concern that the partial government shutdown may have permanently hurt business at a popular ball room space located inside the Independence Visitor’s Center.

10/17/2013

(The Independence Visitor Center, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Visitor Center Boss Says Fed Snub On Reopening Hurts Philly Tourists

The Visitor Center, at 6th and Market Streets, is on federal property but gets only one-fifth of its funding from the federal government.

10/15/2013

(Independence Visitor Center president Jim Cuorato, Historic Philadelphia president Amy Needle, and IVC staffers inside the Historic Philadelphia gift shop.   Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Independence Visitor Center Finds Temporary Home During Gov’t Shutdown

The Independence Visitor Center, at 6th and Market Streets on Independence Mall, has set up a makeshift operation inside the nearby Historic Philadelphia Center, at 6th and Chestnut.

10/09/2013

The Strommen and Skjettin Marching Band at the Independence Visitor Center. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Marching Band Brings Norwegian Flair To Fourth Of July Celebration

The Independence Visitor Center hosted a Norwegian youth marching band Monday afternoon. They wowed the crowd with traditional, classical and popular music.

07/02/2013

Wawa employees build a giant hoagie at the Independence Visitor Center. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Wawa Builds Giant Hoagie To Kick Off Welcome America Celebration

Hundreds of folks gathered at the National Constitution Center during the wee small hours of the morning, to help build enough hoagies that have a combined weight heavier than a baby elephant. It’s part of the Wawa Welcome America celebration.

07/02/2013

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Philly Beer Week Kicks Off

Dozens gathered as Nutter hoisted the ceremonial sledgehammer and tapped the first keg of Philly Beer Week.

05/31/2013

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Top Spots For Film Geeks And Film Buffs In Philadelphia

Philadelphia isn’t just America’s fifth largest city, it’s also iconic and full of history, which is perfect grist for filmmakers and film buffs alike.

07/09/2012

Vince Termini Jr. (left) watches as co-workers put finishing touches on 5-tier cake surrounded by cupcakes, in the Independence Visitor Center. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Pastry Shop Serves Up A Special July 4th Treat

A Philadelphia pastry shop institution baked a free red, white and blue ‘Happy Birthday America’ cake, and served it up, along with plenty of cupcakes at the Independence Visitor Center.

07/04/2012

("Betsy Ross" joins the Phillie Phanatic at the Independence Visitor Center on Friday.  Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Ninth ‘Phillie Phanatic’ Book For Children Unveiled At Independence Mall

The Phanatic arrived today at the Independence Visitor Center wearing colonial-style clothing, to unveil the new book, “Phillie Phanatic’s Philadelphia Story.”

06/10/2011

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Independence Visitor Center Celebrates Arrival of 20 Millionth Visitor(s)

The Independence Visitor Center marked a milestone on Thursday when the 20-millionth visitor walked through the doors of the facility at 6th and Market Streets.

05/26/2011

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