Historic Philadelphia

Getting Here & Parking

Preferred Hotels: Spend the Night!

Too much to do in one day? Stay the night at one of our preferred hotels located right in Historic Philadelphia.


Mass Transit

Philadelphia proudly offers easily accessible mass transit through SEPTA.

Driving

William Penn designed Philadelphia to be the easiest city to navigate.  Getting to Historic Philadelphia takes less than 2 hours from New York City, Baltimore, and the Jersey Shore and less than 3 hours from Washington D.C.

Click here for driving directions from Google Maps!

From points North:
Take I-95 to I-676 (Vine Street Expressway) and exit at 6th Street (Ben Franklin Bridge). Follow 6th Street to Chestnut Street, the Historic Philadelphia Center is located on the right inside the Public Ledger Building.

From points South:
Take I-95 North to exit 22 (on left).  Follow signs to 676 East/Independence Hall.  Continue to Callowhill Street to 6th Street.  Turn left onto 6th Street and follow to Chestnut Street, the Historic Philadelphia Center is located on the right inside the Public Ledger Building.

From points East:
Take I-676 (Vine Street Expressway) and exit at 6th Street (Independence Hall).  Stay right and follow 6th Street to Chestnut Street, the Historic Philadelphia Center is located on the right inside the Public Ledger Building.

From points West:
Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) to I-676 (Vine Street Expressway) and exit at 6th Street (Ben Franklin Bridge). Follow 6th Street to Chestnut Street, the Historic Philadelphia Center is located on the right inside the Public Ledger Building.

Addresses for GPS:
Historic Philadelphia Center & Lights of Liberty: 600 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Betsy Ross House: 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Franklin Square: 200 North Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Once Upon A Nation in Valley Forge (the Valley Forge National Historical Park Visitor Center):  1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406


Parking

There are many parking options in Historic Philadelphia. When using side-street parking, carefully read rules on signs. Be sure to check the assigned time-frame for parking in that area as well as the maximum amount of time you are allowed to park. Parking lots and garages are also available.

Independence Visitor Center Parking - 6th & Market Streets

Enter on 6th Street or 5th Street

Address for GPS: 1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

National Constitution Center Parking - 6th & Race Streets

Enter on Race Street
Operating Hours: Monday -Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday:  11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Address for GPS:  500 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Group Information

Group Activities, Tours, and Unique Experiences

historic philadelphia group tours, school groups, entertainment

Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, Lights of Liberty, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors and dazzling 3-D shows, it's all listed right here!

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