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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.

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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NFL Draft

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The future is in Philadelphia when the next generation of stars will be selected in the NFL Draft. Watch as lives are changed and the future unfolds from Thursday, 4/27, thru Saturday, 4/29. Festivities will be held along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, incorporating famed city landmarks [and SEPTA Pass Perks Partners] the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For the first time in history, the theater will be constructed outside on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. NFL Draft Experience Presented by Oikos Triple Zero, invites families and fans of all ages to enjoy a FREE admission, three-day football festival - the largest festival ever created by the NFL, spanning the size of nearly twenty-five football fields. Fans of all ages and of all teams will be able to participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, and virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more. For more info, click here.

Free parking for the NFL Draft Experience is available in South Philadelphia at both Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center beginning 3p on Thursday, 4/27 and continuing through Saturday, 4/29. SEPTA’s Broad Street Line picks-up steps from Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!. Trains run every 8 to 10 minutes. It takes about 11 minutes to travel from AT&T Station (located at Broad and Pattison Streets) to City Hall on a local train. City Hall is a 7-minute walk to the entrance of the NFL Draft Experience. For more info click here.

20170427 00:00 20170430 00:00 America/New_York NFL Draft <p>The future is in Philadelphia when the next generation of stars will be selected in the NFL Draft. Watch as lives are changed and the future unfolds from Thursday, 4/27, thru Saturday, 4/29. Festivities will be held along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, incorporating famed city landmarks [and SEPTA Pass Perks Partners] the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For the first time in history, the theater will be constructed outside on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.<strong> NFL Draft Experience Presented by Oikos Triple Zero</strong>, invites families and fans of all ages to enjoy a FREE admission, three-day football festival - the largest festival ever created by the NFL, spanning the size of nearly twenty-five football fields. Fans of all ages and of all teams will be able to participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, and virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more. For more info, click <a href="http://www.discoverphl.com/nfl-draft-philadelphia">here</a>.</p> <p>Free parking for the NFL Draft Experience is available in South Philadelphia at both Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center beginning 3p on Thursday, 4/27 and continuing through Saturday, 4/29. SEPTA&rsquo;s <a href="http://septa.org/schedules/transit/pdf/bsl.pdf">Broad Street Line</a> picks-up steps from Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!. Trains run every 8 to 10 minutes. It takes about 11 minutes to travel from <a href="http://septa.org/stations/transit/subway/att.html">AT&amp;T Station</a> (located at Broad and Pattison Streets) to City Hall on a local train. City Hall is a 7-minute walk to the entrance of the NFL Draft Experience. For more info click <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/nfldraft">here</a>.</p> 2100 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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