Destination

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

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ‚Äč

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
Museum

Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Opening this Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is Design in the Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey. From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation—and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum’s surprising collection of vintage rock ‘n’ roll posters. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, or 48. Check out this Perk before you go!!

20180203 00:00 20180910 00:00 America/New_York Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey <p>Opening this Saturday at the <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/artmuseum?center=39.96664261310579,-75.18113900000003&amp;zoom=16">Philadelphia Museum of Art</a> is <em>Design in the Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey</em>. From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation&mdash;and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum&rsquo;s surprising collection of vintage rock &lsquo;n&rsquo; roll posters. 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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Parks on Tap

Various Locations

Parks on Tap is Philadelphia's first and only traveling beer garden! This season, Parks on Tap will be visiting 23 parks, serving up beer, food, and fun! Not only can you use your SEPTA Key or Pass for a ride to these pop-up beer gardens – you can also use it to save. Get $1 off your first drink at any Parks on Tap location just by flashing your SEPTA Key or Pass! Check out the upcoming beer gardens and how to get there on SEPTA here!

20180529 00:00 20181001 00:00 America/New_York Parks on Tap <p><a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/parksontap">Parks on Tap</a> is Philadelphia&#39;s first and only traveling beer garden! This season, Parks on Tap will be visiting 23 parks, serving up beer, food, and fun! Not only can you use your SEPTA Key or Pass for a ride to these pop-up beer gardens &ndash; you can also use it to save. <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/163">Get $1 off your first drink</a>&nbsp;at any Parks on Tap location just by flashing your SEPTA Key or Pass! Check out the upcoming&nbsp;beer gardens and how to get there on SEPTA <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/parksontap">here</a>!</p> Plan Your Trip


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