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Message from CEO & President

Happy New Year from the Independence Visitor Center! We believe that since our opening two years ago, the Independence Visitor Center has provided a powerful informational vehicle for an industry that is the second largest for Pennsylvania. We are the natural physical extension of the region's marketing efforts that attracts our visitors here. We will continue to sell the region while our visitors experience it. In 2003, we served more than 1.8 million people. We look forward to working with you in 2004 and strengthening our partnerships. 

Bill Moore 

January 2004 | Issue 2

Independence Visitor Center
Celebrates Ben Franklin's Birthday

On January 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., visitors to the Independence Visitor Center will get a flavor of all the excitement of Ben Franklin's 298th Birthday.
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Center City Resturant Week
This January, Center City's best restaurants will once again entice diners from all over the region to discover their delicious destinations with Center City Restaurant Week (January 25-30, 2004).
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One Book, One Philadelphia
The goal of One Book, One Philadelphia is to promote reading, literacy and libraries and to encourage the Greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book.
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Holiday Happenings
Thousands of visitors at the Independence Visitor Center enjoyed free holiday entertainment, Saturdays in December, 2003.
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Philadelphia in the 1800s
In partnership with the National Park Service, the Independence Visitor Center has on exhibit a set of original Birch prints depicting Philadelphia in the 1800s. Read More


Visitor Center Revises Web Site

Have you seen the revised Independence Visitor Center web site? The site includes virtual tours of the Visitor Center, online hotel bookings, driving directions, ticket and tour information, and enhanced navigation. To view the site, visit


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