Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Independence Visitor Center Free Events Throughout the Holiday Weekend

The Independence Visitor Center is the perfect place to celebrate the 4th of July in Philadelphia. With a weekend full of free events, they are sure to leave you feeling red, white and blue. - July 02, 2010

Independence Visitor Center Corporation and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation Form Partnership in Fairmount Park Welcome Center in LOVE Park

Beginning immediately, the Independence Visitor Center will oversee the management of the Fairmount Park Welcome Center located at 16th JFK Blvd. Changes include expanded ticket sales, extended hours and their renowned world class concierge service. - July 02, 2010

Philly: There’s an App for That! Philadelphia Raises Profile as an Interactive City with New Find Your Philly℠ Powered by SCVNGR App.

The "Find your Philly" mobile application is a free download designed to give you the clues and hidden secrets of Philadelphia. Choose from the arts, culture, history or science to help you unravel Philadelphia's story. Prepare to go on a scavenger hunt unlike any other. - July 02, 2010

Celebrate the Holidays "Philadelphia Style" with the Independence Visitor Center Corporation

The holiday season is upon us, and the Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th & Market Streets, invites visitors and locals to get into the holiday spirit. Stop by the Visitor Center to experience a bit of holiday fun with our upcoming activities. The Independence Visitor Center wants to... - November 05, 2009

Explore and be Enlightened with the Women’s History Scavenger Hunt

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Independence Visitor Center will host a women’s history scavenger hunt during the month of March, centered on ten women who were born, raised, visited or lived in Philadelphia. - February 26, 2009

Witness the Adventures of Annie Oakley Come to Life at the Independence Visitor Center

Families and visitors of all ages are invited to join the Independence Visitor Center on March 13, 2009, from 11 am to 1 pm to witness the life of Annie Oakley, reenacted by a historical interpreter. Annie will amaze and entertain attendees with tales of her shooting skills and adventures. This... - February 20, 2009

Independence Visitor Center Announces President Obama Day in Celebration of Black History Month

The Independence Visitor Center invites students to submit a video of their recitation of any of the famous speeches the President delivered during the course of his campaign. - February 12, 2009

Gwen Ifill Book Reveal and Signing, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama at the Independence Visitor Center

On Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 5 pm to 7 pm Gwen Ifill, Moderator and Managing Editor of “Washington Week”, will give a brief book reading and discussion of her newly-released book, followed by a book signing in Independence Ballroom at the Independence Visitor Center (6th &... - February 12, 2009

Witness the Life and Journey of Harriet Tubman Come to Life at the Independence Visitor Center

On Friday, February 20th, 2009, join Independence Visitor Center as the story and legacy of Harriet Tubman is brought to life. Meet the famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, known for making 19 trips in order to bring slaves to freedom. Listen to the storyteller describe the pursuits of... - February 12, 2009

The Independence Visitor Center Announces William Moore, President and CEO, Will Step Down

After serving as the President and CEO of the Independence Visitor Center for 10 years, Bill Moore announces his departure for a new opportunity. - January 26, 2009

Celebrate the Inauguration of Our 44th President Barack Obama in the City Where America Began

In celebration of the 44th Presidential Inauguration there will be a free Live broadcast of the Inauguration outside the Independence Visitor Center on Independence Mall. - January 17, 2009

The Independence Visitor Center Donates Over 200 Coats to One Warm Coat

Annual holiday coat drive held at Independence Visitor Center turns about to be a huge success with over 200 coats donated to One Warm Coat charity. - January 15, 2009

Independence Visitor Center Introduces “Especially for Teachers” Webpage: independencevisitorcenter.com/ especiallyforteachers

Independence Visitor Center creates a new webpage, “Especially for Teachers,” as the result of a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. This new section will assist teachers in planning trips to the Historic District by providing detailed pre-trip and post-trip lesson plans, activities and more. - January 04, 2009

Independence Visitor Center Chooses Osiris Group as New Marketing Company

Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC), located in the heart of Historic Philadelphia, has selected Osiris Group as its new marketing agency of record. Osiris was chosen over several competing agencies to develop the overall creative concept and integrated plan of action for IVCC’s upcoming marketing efforts. - December 18, 2008

Top 10 Free or Inexpensive Things to do at Independence Visitor Center

Listed below are a few things worth taking advantage of when you visit Independence Visitor Center. Who knew inexpensive and free could be so fun? - December 06, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend Festivities Come to Independence Mall and the Historic District

As we kick off the official start of the holiday season with the celebration of Thanksgiving, Independence Visitor Center encourages everyone to Start at the Center and discover all that Independence Mall and the entire Historic District have to offer this Thanksgiving Weekend. - November 12, 2008

Black Friday Specials at the Independence Visitor Center

Black Friday sales and specials aren’t exclusive to malls this year. Independence Visitor Center will also be a part of the action. Friday, November 28, 2008 take a break from your holiday shopping and make a stop at the Independence Visitor Center or skip the shopping altogether and Start at the Center. All day, when you rent one Historic Philadelphia GPS guided walking tour receive the second rental for half off and there will be discounts for Saturday’s Breakfast with Ben offered. - November 12, 2008

Celebrate the Holidays with the Independence Visitor Center Corporation

The holiday season has once again arrived in the Philadelphia region, and Independence Visitor Center wants visitors and locals alike to start the holiday season at the Center. Gather at Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th & Market Streets, to experience all the holiday fun at the heart of Independence Mall. - November 12, 2008

Holiday Music Fills the Air at the Independence Visitor Center Corporation

The holiday season has once again arrived in the Philadelphia region, and Independence Visitor Center asks visitors and locals alike to start the holiday season at the Center. Gather at Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th & Market Streets, to experience holiday fun at the heart of Independence Mall. - November 12, 2008

Join the Independence Visitor Center Corporation for a Holiday Season of Giving

The holiday season is upon us, and Independence Visitor Center aims to emphasize the importance of giving to those in need. - November 12, 2008

Reenactment of the 1792 Colonial Election at the Independence Visitor Center

On Tuesday, October 28, the candidates of 1792 will meet at the Independence Visitor Center for a second chance to claim a part of American history. Locals and visitors alike will have an exclusive opportunity to meet the famous candidates—George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Clinton and Aaron Burr—and cast their votes for President. The event, designed to remind voters that every vote counts, takes place from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. - October 15, 2008

Independence Visitor Center Announces the Promotion of Lauren Tosti to Director of Marketing and Communications

The Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) has announced the appointment of Lauren Tosti to Director of Marketing and Communications, effective October 6, 2008. Tosti, who previously served as Marketing Manager, will be responsible for planning, budgeting, implementing, and measuring all marketing initiatives and special programming related to the Visitor Center with the ultimate goal of driving visitation. - October 15, 2008

Moon Handbooks Philadelphia is Here; Independence Visitor Center Hosts Book Launch Party on 9/19/08

The first edition of Moon Philadelphia, written by Philadelphia native and journalist Karrie Gavin, is now available online and will be in bookstores nationwide in early September. The release party will be held in the ballroom at the Independence Visitor Center (6th and Market Streets) on Friday, September 19, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Media, tourism and hospitality leaders, and others are invited. Guests are asked to RSVP to moonphilly@gmail.com by September 12, 2008. - September 11, 2008

Lynne Cheney Reveals Her New Book, We the People: The Story of Our Constitution, to Local Students at Independence Visitor Center

On Wednesday, September 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney, will give a brief lecture, followed by a book signing of her newly-released children’s book at the Independence Visitor Center (6th & Market Streets). - September 10, 2008

Independence Visitor Center’s 4th Annual “Battle of the Soft Pretzels”

On Friday, October 3, the dough will fly once again. It is sure to be a fight to the finish when the fourth annual “Battle of the Soft Pretzels” commences at the Independence Visitor Center (located at 6th & Market Streets) from noon – 2:00 p.m., in honor of National Pretzel Month. - September 10, 2008

Celebrate Black History Month at the Independence Visitor Center

Hosting and supporting an array of events, the Independence Visitor Center will be providing information on various opportunities to celebrate Black History Month all throughout the month of February. - February 09, 2008

Cabin Fever: "Join the Continental Army," at Independence Visitor Center January 25, 2008; 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

On January 25, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. the Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th and Market Streets, will host “Cabin Fever: Valley Forge Encampment.” The Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) is working in conjunction with Valley Forge National Historical Park and the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau to present this free and exciting educational program. - January 25, 2008

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