Independence After Hours

A Unique 1776 Dinner Experience Awaits!

Independence Hall Tour

Independence After Hours

If you are looking for an exclusive, unforgettable experience during your visit, purchase tickets to Independence After Hours before they sell out! The only tour of its kind, Independence After Hours takes you on a realistic journey back to 1776. After an 18th-century-inspired dinner at historic City Tavern, and a visit by Thomas Jefferson, the group sneaks into Independence Hall where they eavesdrop on Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin discussing the Declaration of Independence.


  • Adults: $85.00 BUY TICKETS »
  • Students/Senior/Military: $80.00 BUY TICKETS »
  • Children 12 & under: $55.00 BUY TICKETS »
  • Ticket prices include dinner, entertainment, exclusive tour, and gratuity.
  • Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


  • 2020 Dates Coming Soon!

Independence After Hours is a joint program with Independence National Historical Park.

Important Information

Tour departs from the Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St. As a walking tour, guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as they will cover a total of about 4 long city blocks. As it is within Independence National Historical Park, guests can expect some uneven surfaces such as brick paths and cobblestone streets. Guests who use wheelchairs will be accommodated, please let your tour supervisor know this at the start of the tour. Those who may require the use of walkers or canes, or have other special health needs are advised to call the Historic Philadelphia office so that special arrangements can be made to assure a safe and pleasant experience. Tour concludes at Independence Hall.

Please notify your tour supervisor and City Tavern staff of any allergies or special needs when ordering your dinner.

In the case of tour cancelation, we will contact you via the phone and email information you provide by 2:00 PM on the day of your tour.

For directions, parking information, cab information, and mass transit information, please visit our Getting Here & Directions page. Call 215-629-5801 if you have further unanswered questions.”

Additional Information

For additional information regarding ticketing, special accommodations, or other inquiries, please contact Visitor Services by email at or call 215-629-5801 x305.


To plan a private Independence After Hours tour for a group of 25 or more, contact the Group Sales Department by email at or call 215-629-5801 x209.

Pre Fixe Menu at the historic City Tavern

First Course

  • Country Salad
    Julienned carrots, cucumber, tomato, field greens, raspberry shrub, and extra virgin olive oil

Choice of Entrée

  • Colonial Turkey Pot Pie
    Tender chunks of turkey, mushrooms, early peas, red potatoes, sherry cream sauce, and flaky pastry crust baked in a pewter casserole
  • Beef Bourguignon
    This rich stew originates from the Burgundy region of Eastern France and was influenced into the American cooking culture through emigration and the fanaticism of French Cooking by founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson.
  • Paillard of Salmon
    Citrus marinated, pan-seared, sauce Béarnaise, mashed potatoes & vegetable of the season
  • Special Children's Option: Cornmeal Crusted Chicken Tenders
    Served with honey mustard & pommes frites


A freshly prepared dessert is created daily in City Tavern’s on-premise bakery by their Pastry Chef.


  • Colonial Raspberry Shrub
  • Full bar available (not included in ticket price)