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Fairmount/Art Museum Area

Resting just beyond Benjamin Franklin Parkway, home to Philly’s truly world-class museums, Fairmount is synonymous with fine art — but it’s far from the only draw of Center City’s effusive northern neighbor. Referred to as the “Art Museum Area” due to its walking-distance access to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute, Rodin and Barnes Foundation, Fairmount possesses a distinct personality that thrives independent of those hallowed halls. The name "Fairmount" derives from the prominent hill on which the Philadelphia Museum of Art now sits and where William Penn intended to build his manor house.

 

How to get there

The Greater Art Museum Area is serviced by a number of bus lines, a trolley line, and the Broad Street Line. The Route 15 Trolley runs along Girard Avenue stopping at most corners between Broad Street and Fairmount Park. The Broad Street Line runs along Broad Street with stops at Spring Garden Street, Fairmount Avenue and Girard Avenue. For Bus service between Fairmount Park and 21st Street, hop Routes 7, 32 or 48. For service between 21st Street and Broad Street. hop Routes 2 or 33. Route 38 stops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Fare

One way fare is $2.50 cash. You must have exact change if paying the cashier. The cashier cannot make change. Quick Trips are available from the Fare Kiosks located at all Broad Street and Market-Frankford Line stations. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards and cash [no exact change needed!]. Note, a Quick Trip is a one-way ticket, good for 24 hours. It can only be used at the station from which it is purchased.

Your best bet, is a SEPTA Key Card. Like a Quick Trip, it is also available from the Fare Kiosks but unlike a Quick Trip, it is reloadable and reusable. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2.00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.  

Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.

Other Amenities

Ride IndeGo Bikeshare to the Greater Art Museum Area. With nine stations (and more on the way) between Spring Garden and Girard Avenue, you’ll never be far from a dock. Bike lanes available on Spring Garden Street, Fairmount Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, and 22nd Street.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Wild by Michael Nichols

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Get up close and personal with Michael Nichols' stunning nature photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Wild features Nichols’ photographs of nature, including animals, landscapes and more. Additionally, the exhibition offers a look at the relationship between nature and humankind. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, or 48. Check out this Perk before you go!!

20170627 00:00 20170918 00:00 America/New_York Wild by Michael Nichols <p>Get up close and personal with Michael Nichols&#39; stunning nature photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/856.html">Wild</a></em>&nbsp;features Nichols&rsquo; photographs of nature, including animals, landscapes and more. Additionally, the exhibition offers a look at the relationship between nature and humankind.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, or 48. Check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/99">Perk</a> before you go!!</p> Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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The Oval - Final Week!

Eakins Oval

Just steps away from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, head to The Oval Wednesday thru Sunday now thru 8/20. Visitors can enjoy giant games of chess, checkers, Jenga and Connect Four, dine on tasty dishes from local food trucks and lounge with a cold brew in the scenic outdoor beer garden. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38 or 48.

20170720 00:00 20170821 00:00 America/New_York The Oval - Final Week! <p>Just steps away from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, head to <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://theovalphl.org/events/opening-day-at-the-oval/">The Oval</a> Wednesday thru Sunday now thru 8/20. Visitors can enjoy giant games of chess, checkers, Jenga and Connect Four, dine on tasty dishes from local food trucks and lounge with a cold brew in the scenic outdoor beer garden. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38 or 48.</p> 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature is the newest exhibition at The Franklin Institute. The display, which features a 1,700-square-foot mirror maze, explores the mathematical patterns of the natural world, from the nested spirals of a sunflower’s seeds to the ridges of a mountain range to the layout of the universe. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Make sure you check out this Pass Perk before you go!! 

20170527 00:00 20170905 00:00 America/New_York A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature at The Franklin Institute <p><em><a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2017/05/franklin-institute-opens-1700-square-foot-mirror-maze-exhibition-summer/">A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature</a></em>&nbsp;is the newest exhibition at The Franklin Institute. The display, which features a 1,700-square-foot mirror maze, explores the mathematical patterns of the natural world, from the nested spirals of a sunflower&rsquo;s seeds to the ridges of a mountain range to the layout of the universe. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Make sure you check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/165">Pass Perk</a> before you go!!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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