Independence Visitors Center

(The Phillie Phanatic was attired in a tri-corn hat and waistcoat at the Independence Visitors Center.   Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phillies Focus On A New Ticket Market: Tourists

The Phillies are hoping to extend their fan base to out-of-town tourists by offering tickets at the Independence Visitors Center.

05/28/2013

(Credit: Kim Glovas)

Michigan College Student Bring Laughs To Philadelphia For A Good Cause

The eight honors students from Mott Community College are doing community service in Philadelpha as clowns, promoting an anti-bullying agenda.

03/12/2013

(Credit: Steve Lyford)

City Set To Tap Keg On Fifth Annual Philly Beer Week

What began as a salute to all things beer five years ago has grown into an annual rite of Spring. The fifth annual Philly Beer Week begins Friday evening.

06/01/2012

New Area Brewery To Debut At Friday’s Philly Beer Week Opening Tap

Attention beer lovers: A new brewery is about to debut its creations here in Philadelphia.

05/31/2012

(Credit: Bill Roswell)

Elderly ‘Flash Mob’ Invigorates City’s Monthlong Celebration of Arts and Aging

It was part of the “Celebrate Arts and Aging” program of the Philadelphia Corporation For Aging.

05/16/2012

(Credit: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Popular Tourist Bus Loop Back In A Phlash

The Phlash Downtown Loop returns for the 2012 season, beginning on Friday, with a couple of new destinations.

05/04/2012

(Park ranger Tom Degnan plays a glass armonica on Ben Franklin's 306th birthday.  Credit: John McDevitt)

For Ben Franklin’s 306th Birthday, Music From One Of His Inventions

In honor of the 306th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth, park rangers from Independence National Historical Park were demonstrating a musical instrument invented by Dr. Franklin.

01/17/2012

Dilworth Plaza outside City Hall has been transformed into a campsite during the Occupy Philadelphia movement. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

City Hall Tours Slow To A Crawl During Occupy Philadelphia

The City Hall tours begin at the Visitor’s Center on the ground level, which used to be easily accessible through the City Hall courtyard. That changed when Occupy Philadelphia began last Thursday.

10/12/2011

(One mural, at the end of a hallway in the Independence Visitors Center, includes painted brickwork to blend with the surrounding actual brickwork.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Two New Philadelphia Murals Highlight Societal Conflicts in Colonial America

“The hooks are actually where a lot of the carcasses of the cows were hung, and they remind you of some of the things that hooks were used for over the next 200 years in our history.”

10/07/2011

Photo Credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich

Threatened Government Shutdown Would Close Liberty Bell, Independence Hall

If the federal government does shut down on Friday, some of Philadelphia’s top tourist attractions will be closed to the public.

04/07/2011

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February Is Date Month In Philly

Al Lee with the Independence Visitors Center has declared February date month in Philadelphia with “13 first dates,” a list of themed things to do with that special someone.

02/10/2011

Mummers

Tickets Going Fast For the 111th Mummers Parade

You’ll be able to see the Mummers strut their stuff and see what the judges see at the grand stand entertainment zone bleachers at 15th and Market Streets, but you’ll need a ticket.

12/25/2010

National Museum Of American Jewish History

Jewish History Museum Opens To The Public Friday

The National Museum of American Jewish History welcomes visitors to its new Independence Mall location.

11/25/2010

Independence Hall-AP

Top Things To See In Independence National Historical Park

Located along the mall, visitors can see everything from the Liberty Bell to the Betsy Ross House to the National Constitution Center.

CBS Philly–10/10/2010

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