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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 Routes including Route 49, Trolley Lines, 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, 48 or 49. 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
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The Oval

Eakins Oval

Just steps away from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, head to The Oval Wednesday thru Sunday thru 8/18. Visitors can enjoy giant games of chess, checkers, Jenga and Connect Four, dine on tasty dishes from local food trucks and lounge with a cold brew in the scenic outdoor beer garden. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38 or 48.

20190726 00:00 20190819 00:00 America/New_York The Oval <p>Just steps away from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, head to <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://theovalphl.org/events/opening-day-at-the-oval/">The Oval</a>&nbsp;Wednesday thru Sunday thru 8/18. Visitors can enjoy giant games of chess, checkers, Jenga and Connect Four, dine on tasty dishes from local food trucks and lounge with a cold brew in the scenic outdoor beer garden. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38 or 48.</p> 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Rodin Museum Garden Bar

Rodin Museum

Guests at the Rodin Museum can spend select summer evenings sipping beer and wine in the museum’s picturesque sculpture garden. Beginning Saturday, 5/18, the Garden Bar will be open Wednesdays through Fridays from 5p to 8p and Saturdays and Sundays from 3p to 8p thru 8/19. Get here on SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 38 and 48.

20190518 00:00 20190930 00:00 America/New_York Rodin Museum Garden Bar <p>Guests at the Rodin Museum can spend select summer evenings sipping beer and wine in the museum&rsquo;s picturesque sculpture garden. Beginning Saturday, 5/18, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rodinmuseum.org/284-237.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Garden Bar</a> will be open Wednesdays through Fridays from 5p to 8p&nbsp;and Saturdays and Sundays from 3p to 8p thru 8/19.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 38 and 48.</p> 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Hidden Lives Illuminated

Eastern State Penitentiary

From 8/15 thru 9/12 at Eastern State Penitentiary, see twenty commissioned, animated short films by artists living or working in prisons look inside the daily life of America's correctional system. Each film is projected onto Eastern State's 30-foot facade and is accompanied by a customized soundtrack. Screenings are about 40 minutes long and start at 7p, 8p, and 9p every evening. Get here on SEPTA. Bus Routes 49, 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you close. Check out this Perk before you go!

20190815 00:00 20190913 00:00 America/New_York Hidden Lives Illuminated <p>From 8/15 thru 9/12 at Eastern State Penitentiary, see twenty commissioned, animated&nbsp;<a href="https://www.easternstate.org/hiddenlives/" target="_blank">short films</a>&nbsp;by artists living or working in prisons look inside the daily life of America&#39;s correctional system. Each film is projected onto&nbsp;Eastern State&#39;s&nbsp;30-foot facade and is accompanied by a customized soundtrack. Screenings are about 40 minutes long and start at 7p, 8p,&nbsp;and 9p every evening.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Bus Routes 49, 48, 43, 33, 32 &amp; 7 all get you close. Check out <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/45">this Perk</a>&nbsp;before you go!</p> Eastern State Penitentiary, Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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