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Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market is Philadelphia’s famous indoor farmer's market offering diverse fare, housewares & area specialties since 1892. The offerings include fresh produce, meats, poultry, seafood, and cheese stalls line the aisles along with baked goods, flowers, hand-made jewelry, pottery, crafts and unique eateries along with a large eating area in the center of the Market. Located in Center City Philadelphia, it’s easy to get here on SEPTA.

How to get there

Reading Terminal Market is steps away from Jefferson Station (Regional Rail), 13th Street Station (Market-Frankford Line & Subway/Surface Trolleys) and City Hall (Broad Street Line). Multiple bus routes also stop at Reading Terminal Market.  

Bus Routes

4, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 21, 23, 33, 34, 36, 38, 42, 45, 47, 48

Subway lines

Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line

Rail

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. ​

Hours

Open to the public:

Monday - Saturday: 8AM - 6PM

Sunday: 9AM - 5PM

Other Amenities

Bike racks available 

RideIndego (Philly Bike share) if offered nearby

Things To Do

After exploring the Reading Terminal Market, there’s plenty of other things to do very close by. Only a couple block away is Chinatown which anchors Philadelphia's Asian community and is home to restaurants featuring diverse Asian cuisines along with shops offering traditional Asian foods and gifts. Also connect to the Jefferson Train Station is the Gallery which includes a bunch of different retail stores and food courts. 

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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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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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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Dinos After Dark

The Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences' Dinos After Dark is back this Thurs 5/24. Guests can score pay-what-you-wish admission to the museum starting at 5p, and inside of the museum, visitors can check out an indoor beer garden, special discussions about the ongoing Crocs exhibition and tours of the attraction's super-impressive permanent collection. The ANS is a short walk from Suburban Station, 15th Street Station and 19th Street Station and just a 3 minute walk from both the Route 32 and 38 stops. 

20180524 00:00 20180525 00:00 America/New_York Dinos After Dark <p>The Academy of Natural Sciences&#39; Dinos After Dark is back this Thurs 5/24. Guests can score pay-what-you-wish admission to the museum starting at 5p, and inside of the museum, visitors can check out an indoor beer garden, special discussions about the ongoing&nbsp;<em>Crocs</em>&nbsp;exhibition and tours of the attraction&#39;s super-impressive permanent collection.&nbsp;The ANS&nbsp;is a short walk from Suburban Station, 15th Street Station and 19th Street Station and just a 3 minute walk from both the Route 32 and 38 stops.&nbsp;</p> 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Twilight in the Gardens

Philadelphia Magic Gardens

On Friday, hang out in the beautiful Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens after hours as the South Street staple hosts its final Twilight in the Gardens event of the season. Guests of the event are encouraged to BYOB, enjoy the live music and embark on special tours of the mosaics — including the rarely seen mosaic-ed basement. Leave the driving to us. Get there on SEPTA Routes 40, 45, 47 or 57. And check out this Perk before you go!

20180525 00:00 20180526 00:00 America/New_York Twilight in the Gardens <p>On Friday, hang out in the beautiful <a class="trackingoutbound" href="https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/public-programs/garden-sips/">Philadelphia&rsquo;s Magic Gardens</a> after hours as the South Street staple hosts its final <a class="trackingoutbound" href="https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/event/april-twilight-in-the-gardens/?sd=1524787200&amp;ed=2200&amp;ad=n">Twilight in the Gardens</a> event of the season. Guests of the event are encouraged to BYOB, enjoy the live music and embark on special tours of the mosaics &mdash; including the rarely seen mosaic-ed basement. Leave the driving to us. Get there on SEPTA Routes 40, 45, 47 or 57. And check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/24">Perk</a>&nbsp;before you go!</p> 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Brews & Views Rooftop Beer Garden

Parkway Central Library

Brews & Views is back! Wednesday thru Friday, the Parkway Central Library invites 21-plus guests to enjoy food, drink, and stellar skyline views on its rooftop. To get here on SEPTA, hop Routes 32 or 33.

20180522 00:00 20180525 00:00 America/New_York Brews & Views Rooftop Beer Garden <p>Brews &amp; Views is back! Wednesday thru Friday, the Parkway Central Library invites 21-plus guests to enjoy food, drink, and stellar skyline views on its rooftop.&nbsp;To get here on SEPTA, hop Routes 32 or 33.</p> Parkway Central Library (Free Library of Philadelphia), Vine 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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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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Farmers Market at Christ Church

Christ Church Neighborhood House

The Farmers Market at Christ Church is back in Old City on Wednesday from 2p to 7p on Church Street, between 2nd and 3rd (due east of Neighborhood House) and just a block away from the site of Philadelphia's original 18th-century farmers market on High (now Market) Street. Browse items from local food purveyors like Spruce Hill Preserves, Beechwood Orchards and a selection of food trucks. Countless ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.

20180523 00:00 20181101 00:00 America/New_York Farmers Market at Christ Church <p>The <a href="http://www.neighborhood-house.com/farmers-market-at-christ-church">Farmers Market at Christ Church</a> is back in Old City&nbsp;on Wednesday from 2p to 7p on Church Street, between 2nd and 3rd&nbsp;(due east of Neighborhood House) and just a block away from the site of Philadelphia&#39;s original 18th-century farmers market on High (now Market) Street. Browse items from local food purveyors like Spruce Hill Preserves, Beechwood Orchards and a selection of food trucks. Countless ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.</p> 20 North American 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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