Destination

Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a multi-use public facility in Center City Philadelphia designed to accommodate conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events. It’s home to the annual Philadelphia Flower Show and Auto Show. It’s also easy to get to via SEPTA.

How to get there

The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station (Regional Rail), 13th Street Station (Market-Frankford Line & Subway/Surface Trolleys) and City Hall (Broad Street Line). Multiple Bus Routes also serve the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

Bus Routes

Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44 & 48

Routes 4, 16, 124 & 125 are within walking distance

Subway lines

Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line

Regional Rail lines that come into Jefferson Station

Airport Line Regional Rail

Warminster Line Regional Rail

Wilmington/Newark Line Regional Rail

West Trenton Line Regional Rail

Media/Elwyn Line Regional Rail

Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail

Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail

Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill East Line Regional Rail

Trenton Line Regional Rail

Fox Chase Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill West Line Regional Rail

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. ​

Things To Do

Within short walks of the Convention Center are many hotels, restaurants, shopping (like Macy's) and other local attractions, including Independence Hall in America’s most historic square mile, Chinatown and its Stunning Friendship Gate, and Rittenhouse Square. Outside of our western entrance is the Museum Mile which stretches along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The center is also next to the culinary melting pot known as Reading Terminal Market, which offers a vast choice of mouthwatering regional and international food.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Meetings & Conventions

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Event(s) being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this week:

5/14: Spark Philadelphia Conference

5/16: Villanova University Senior Ball

5/17 to 5/20: Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia

5/19 to 5/24: American Industrial Hygiene Association - AIHce 2018 Convention

Get there on SEPTA. The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station, or you can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 23, 45, 48 or 61.

20180514 00:00 20180525 00:00 America/New_York Meetings & Conventions <p>Event(s) being held at the <a href="https://www.paconvention.com/upcoming-events">Pennsylvania Convention Center</a> this week:</p> <p>5/14:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.paconvention.com/">Spark Philadelphia Conference</a></p> <p>5/16:&nbsp;Villanova University Senior Ball</p> <p>5/17 to 5/20:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.paconvention.com/">Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia</a></p> <p>5/19 to 5/24:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.paconvention.com/">American Industrial Hygiene Association - AIHce 2018 Convention</a></p> <p>Get there on SEPTA. The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station, or you can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 23, 45, 48 or 61.</p> Pennsylvania Convention Center, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Spring 2018 Small Business Event: Taking Care of Business

SEPTA HQ

On Wednesday, 5/23 from 9a-12n, SEPTA’s Procurement, Supply Chain and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Division is hosting a business event promoting strategies for small and emerging business growth, successful participation in transportation opportunities in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and professional networking. Representatives from the following organizations will be featured in a panel discussion to provide insight and answer questions concerning the growth of your business: U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Enterprise Supportive Services Center of Cheyney University, SCORE Philadelphia, and Environmental Construction Services, Inc. Click here to register.

20180523 00:00 20180524 00:00 America/New_York Spring 2018 Small Business Event: Taking Care of Business <p>On Wednesday, 5/23 from 9a-12n, SEPTA&rsquo;s Procurement, Supply Chain and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Division is hosting a <a href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.iseptaphilly.com-ss/app/public/ckeditor_assets/attachments/1393/spring_small_business_event_flyer_rev.pdf">business event</a> promoting strategies for small and emerging business growth, successful participation in transportation opportunities in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and professional networking. Representatives from the following organizations will be featured in a panel discussion to provide insight and answer questions concerning the growth of your business: U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Enterprise Supportive Services Center of Cheyney University, SCORE Philadelphia, and Environmental Construction Services, Inc. Click <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2018-small-business-event-taking-care-of-business-tickets-45905851638">here</a> to register.</p> 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

The Chinese Lantern Festival is back at Franklin Square now thru Saturday, 6/30. Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

20180501 00:00 20180701 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2017/02/chinese-lantern-festival-returns-franklin-square-new-lanterns-spring/">Chinese Lantern Festival</a> is back at Franklin Square now thru Saturday, 6/30. Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.</p> Franklin Square, 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Beer by the Bell

Independence Beer Garden

Grab a beer by the bell at Independence Beer Garden! SO easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers! 

20180426 01:00 20181015 12:00 America/New_York Beer by the Bell <p>Grab a beer by the bell at <a href="http://www.phlbeergarden.com/">Independence Beer Garden!</a> SO easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers!&nbsp;</p> 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Game Masters

The Franklin Institute

Game Masters is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute until September 3. Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games—from the trailblazing arcade era through today's web and console games. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don't forget to check out this Perk before going! 

20180331 00:00 20180904 00:00 America/New_York Game Masters <p><em><a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/game-masters">G</a></em><a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/game-masters"><em>ame Masters</em></a>&nbsp;is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute until September 3. Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games&mdash;from the trailblazing arcade era through today&#39;s web and console games. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don&#39;t forget to check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/215">Perk</a> before going!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Snow White

Arden Theatre Company

Now thru 6/3, see Snow White like you've never seen it before at the Arden Theatre in Old City.  A world premiere production of the classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs – all brought to life by TWO ACTORS!  It's o easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

20180404 00:00 20180604 00:00 America/New_York Snow White <p>Now thru 6/3, see <em><a href="https://tickets.ardentheatre.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=snowwhite&amp;BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=">Snow White</a></em>&nbsp;like you&#39;ve never seen it before at the Arden Theatre in Old City. &nbsp;A world premiere production of the classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs &ndash; all brought to life by TWO ACTORS!&nbsp; It&#39;s o easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/34">Perk</a>&nbsp;- it will save you $10!</p> 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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PHS Pop-Up Garden

South Street

The popular South Street pop-up beer garden, run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, is open daily with food and drinks curated by the team behind The Royal Tavern. It could not be any easier to get here on SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop the Route 40 Bus.

20180426 00:00 20180901 00:00 America/New_York PHS Pop-Up Garden <p>The popular South Street pop-up beer garden, run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, is open daily with food and drinks curated by the team behind The Royal Tavern.&nbsp;It could not be any easier to get here on SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop the Route 40 Bus.</p> 1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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