Getting Here

BY CAR

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Independence Visitor Center

599 Market Street
1 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Parking
Secure 24-hour fully enclosed parking is conveniently located underneath the Independence Visitor Center allowing you to easily start your trip to Historic Philadelphia and beyond.

GPS Location
41 North 6th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Vehicle Height Clearance: 6'6 

Parking Rates:

  • Up to 1/2 hour $4.00
  • Up to 1 hour $8.00
  • Up to 1 1/2 hours $11.50
  • Up to 2 hours $16.00
  • Up to 10 hours $17.00
  • Up to 24 hours 18.00

Specials:

Park & Ride Discount with the Philly PHLASH. Enter the parking garage after 9 a.m. and depart by 7 p.m. - $10 
Early Bird – Enter between 6 a.m. & 9 a.m. exit by 6 PM - $12.50
Evening – Enter after 5:00 p.m. – $9.50 (Sunday through Thursday)
Enter after 5PM, exit before 3 a.m. – $5.00 (Friday & Saturday)

For Motorocoach and RV parking, click here

Public Transit  

SEPTA, The Southeastern Public Transportation Authority, offers a vast option of transit services, including buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, subways and Regional Rails to take you around all the museums, attractions, sporting events, restaurants and shops that Philadelphia has to offer.  Learn more on their special Visitor’s on the Go Page here.

PHLASH is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions. The bright purple bus is one the best ways to get around to more than 20 key locations in Center City and is just $2 each time you board or $5 for an all-day pass! So hop-on and hop-off the purple bus and see Philadelphia in a PHLASH! (Operates daily from May - Labor Day; Weekend Service from September 5 - December 28 ) www.phillyPHLASH.com


ON FOOT

Voted as the 5th most walkable city in the nation by WalkScore, Philadelphia’s tree lined streets and accessible neighborhoods make exploring on foot the perfect way to see the City of Brotherly Love.

Be sure to download our mobile app Philadelphia History This Way, for a self guided tour of Philadelphia’s historical treasures. 

To learn more about getting around in Philadelphia, visit here.


BY PLANE

Philadelphia International Airport

Located seven (7) miles from downtown Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport is easily accessible from Interstates 76, 95, and 476.

For the most convenient way to access rail, cab and shuttle service from the airport into downtown Philadelphia, click here.


BY TRAIN

30th Street Station is a major City and Inter-City rail transit hub. Located between Center City and West Philadelphia, it provides connections to Amtrak, NJ Transit Rail Service and all SEPTA Regional Rail Lines.

AMTRAK
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT
SEPTA

 


BY BUS

MEGABUS  is a low-cost, express bus service that conducts city-to-city travel for as low as $1 when purchasing online.

BOLTBUS is also a low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 when purchasing online.

GREYHOUND  is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America.


OUR LOCATIONS

Independence Visitor Center
599 Market Street
1 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Sister Cities Park Café & Visitor Center
200 N. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fairmount Park Welcome Center
1599 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102

City Hall  Visitor Center
Broad & Market Streets
City Hall, Room 121
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107