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

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Center City Philadelphia Regional Rail Zone

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
Pafa

Free Admission to PAFA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

In celebration of its recently opened World War I exhibition, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is offering free admission to its galleries on Sundays thru April! Grab your Pass and get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall or Race-Vine or Routes 2, 4, 16, 27 or 48.

20170108 00:00 20170430 00:00 America/New_York Free Admission to PAFA <p>In celebration of its recently opened World War I exhibition, <a class="trackingoutbound" href="https://www.pafa.org/">the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts</a> is offering free admission to its galleries on Sundays thru April! Grab your Pass and get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall or Race-Vine or Routes 2, 4, 16, 27 or 48.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.iseptaphilly.com-ss/app/public/ckeditor_assets/pictures/597/content_pafa_rev_war.png" style="height:352px; width:548px" /></p> 118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park

Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the Rothman Rink at Dilworth Park. Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. Afterward, warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat — hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station. Check out this SEPTA Pass Perk before you go!

20161111 00:00 20170220 00:00 America/New_York Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park <p>Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.ccdparks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink">Rothman Rink at Dilworth Park</a>. Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. Afterward, warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat &mdash; hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station. Check out this <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/143">SEPTA Pass Perk</a> before you go!</p> 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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Free Admission

Constitution Center

In celebration of Presidents' Day, the National Constitution Center offers free admission on Monday, 2/20. Stop by to check out its hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and more. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57.

20170220 00:00 20170221 00:00 America/New_York Free Admission <p>In celebration of Presidents&#39; Day, the National Constitution Center offers <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/presidents-day-weekend-1">free admission</a> on Monday, 2/20. Stop by to check out its hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and more. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57.</p> 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Free Admission to the NMAJH

National Museum of American Jewish History

Throughout the month of February, the National Museum of American Jewish History offers up free admission to its collections thanks to generous support from the Parkway Corporation. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44 or 57.

20170201 00:00 20170301 00:00 America/New_York Free Admission to the NMAJH <p>Throughout the month of February, the National Museum of American Jewish History offers up <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://nmajh.org/freefebruary/">free admission</a> to its collections thanks to generous support from the Parkway Corporation. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44 or 57.</p> 101 South Independence Ml East, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Free Admission

Benjamin Franklin Museum

Benjamin Franklin’s namesake museum invites guests in for a free Presidents' Day celebration as it offers free general admission on Monday, 2/20. to get here on SEPTA, hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 9, 21, 42 or 57.

20170220 00:00 20170221 00:00 America/New_York Free Admission <p>Benjamin Franklin&rsquo;s namesake museum invites guests in for a free <a class="trackingoutbound" href="https://www.nps.gov/inde/planyourvisit/benjaminfranklinmuseum.htm">Presidents&#39; Day celebration</a> as it offers free general admission on Monday, 2/20. to get here on SEPTA, hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 9, 21, 42 or 57.</p> 316 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

Think you could beat a robot in a game of tic-tac-toe? Put your skills to the test at Robot Revolution, a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute that features a collection of robots gathered from around the world. Supported by Google.org and The Boeing Company, the interactive display explores how these fascinating machines can change how we live, work and play. Feel a therapeutic baby seal robot react to your touch, watch soccer-playing 'bots in action and more through this immersive museum opportunity. Best part - if you've got a SEPTA Pass, we've got a Pass Perk that saves you $5! And you can get here on SEPTA! Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.

20161008 00:00 20170331 00:00 America/New_York Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute <p>Think you could beat a robot in a game of tic-tac-toe? Put your skills to the test at <em><a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2016/09/franklin-institute-reveals-world-robots-new-immersive-exhibition/#sm.000k5zfg28cedhi11hf158ntwuyvz">Robot Revolution</a></em>, a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute that features a collection of robots gathered from around the world. Supported by Google.org and The Boeing Company, the interactive display explores how these fascinating machines can change how we live, work and play. Feel a therapeutic baby seal robot react to your touch, watch soccer-playing &#39;bots in action and more through this immersive museum opportunity. Best part - if you&#39;ve got a SEPTA Pass, we&#39;ve got a <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/134">Pass Perk</a> that saves you $5! And you can get here on SEPTA! Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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