Summer | Volunteers Needed

We are now recruiting volunteers to join our Twilight Tour Guides

The Twilight Tours are free evening walking tours that occur from mid-June through Labor Day.  Each tour is led by a volunteer guide who has been trained to give an exceptional, one of a kind tour.  Tours leave from the Ranger Desk at the Independence Visitor Center which is located at 6th and Market Streets.  Tours start at 6:00 pm and last approximately an hour.

If you are interested in history, enjoy talking about about our city and want to be a friendly face to a visitor, join the Twilight Tour Guides.

How does it work?
New guides are given a handbook which includes information on how to develop tours as well as lead a tour.  They also go through a mentoring program where they are paired up with experienced guides to shadow and to ask for advice.  You will not be asked to give a tour until you and your mentor have agreed that you are ready.
Requirements to be a Twilight Tour Guide
  • You have to be a current member of the Friends of Independence NHP
  • You have to be willing to research and develop a tour based on given guidelines
  • You have to be available during the summer months
  • You have to be interested in the history of Independence and sharing that knowledge with the visitors
If you are interested in being a Twilight Tour Guide, please call our office at 215-861-4971 or email us at