During the closure, the Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) will continue to offer visitor information services and respond to visitor inquiries through its toll-free phone service, available seven days per week, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at (800) 537-7676.
The IVCC will also continue to provide digital content and virtual access to Philadelphia's attractions, museums, and historic sites for visitors to enjoy while planning for an in-person visit in the future. PHLvisitorcenter.com/VisitFromHome
Amenities located inside the Independence Visitor Center are also closed but offer online services.
The IVCC said it looks forward to safely reopening in the new year.
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