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American History at Your Doorstep

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of independence was signed, marking the inception of the United States of America. The Liberty Bell, not yet marked with its iconic crack, sat in the background. Today, these institutions remain fixtures of the city of Philadelphia and national icons to be revered.

At the Penn’s View Hotel, you can discover the beginnings of this great nation steps away from your door. A standout among hotels near Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, Penn’s View provides comfortable accommodations and a convenient location near the Independence Mall among a variety of attractions, restaurants, and more. No matter the reason for your stay, you can experience these historical landmarks in a matter of minutes. Read below for our guide to visiting Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Visiting Independence Hall

Whether taking a weekend trip or quick weekday escape, both the Independence Hall and Liberty Bell are open daily. Tickets are required for Independence Hall visits during particular times of the year.

Independence Hall

  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (September 2015 to May 2016)
  • Tickets are required March to December. No tickets are required January to February or after 5:00 p.m. during extended hours.
  • Independence Visitor Center Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Liberty Bell Center

  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (September 2015 to May 2016)

Holiday Hours

  • Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015: All buildings at 3:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2015: All buildings are closed
  • New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Liberty Bell and Independence Hall), 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Independence Visitor Center)

Independence Hall Tours

When purchasing tickets up to December, timed entries are provided for guests. No tickets are needed to visit the Liberty Bell.

Directions

By Car (6 min):

  1. Head north on N Front St. toward Church St. (0.1 mi)
  2. N Front St. turns left and becomes Arch St. (0.4 mi)
  3. Turn left onto 6th St./N Independence Mall W (0.2 mi)
  4. Turn left onto Chestnut St (destination will be on the left).

By Public Transport (6 min):

  • Take the Market-Frankford Line from 2nd. St. to 5th St. (one stop)
  • Take the 17 Bus at Front St. & Market St. Loop to Market St. & 5th St.

By Foot (11 min):

  1. Head South on N Front St. toward Market St. (0.1 mi)
  2. Turn right onto Chestnut St. (0.4 mi) (destination will be on the left)

Rooms & Suites

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Standard Queen

Standard Queen rooms in Old City feature a plush queen bed and may include private balconies with views of Market Street.

Standard Queen 2

The Standard Queen 2 features two queen beds with a private bath and free Wi-Fi. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Queen Patio

Boasting views of the Delaware River from its outdoor patio, this room features a queen bed and gas fireplace. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Premium Queen

Enjoy views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and Delaware River from select Premium Queen rooms at our romantic Philadelphia hotel.

Premium King

Sleep like a king in the Premium King room in Old City, boasting a gas fireplace, spa bathtub and views of the mighty Delaware River.

Jacuzzi King

The focal point of our Jacuzzi King rooms are the marble spa bathtubs, providing a private oasis in the middle of Old City.

King Patio

Enjoy views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge from a private patio in addition to a gas fireplace and spa bathtub. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Jacuzzi King View

Relax in your private jacuzzi or take in views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge from your deluxe Jacuzzi King View room in Old City. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to...

Small Meeting Suite

Host intimate events furnished with a large dining table for eight guests and a king-bedded sleeping room. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Family Suite

Plan family getaways with ease with Penn's View Hotel, offering a spacious Family Suite with two queen beds. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.