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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Boxcar Beer Garden

Rail Park

The new Rail Park in Spring Garden has a new neighbor! Boxcar Beer Garden is the latest from FCM Hospitality, which runs the warm-weather outdoor destinations Parks on Tap and Morgan’s Pier. Boxcar Beer Garden, next to the Rail Park entrance at 12th and Callowhill, is a tailgate-style pop-up bar with a mobile food and beer truck. It has picnic-style seating for up to 200 people, twinkling lights, and backdrop of the “Stamp of Incarceration” mural on one side and the Rail Park on the other. It's offering a barbecue-style menu to pair with a rotating selection of beer and wine on draft. In a partnership with Friends of the Rail Park, Boxcar will be donating a portion of the proceeds. It’s open from 5p to midnight Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4p to midnight Friday, and 1p to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Best way there is SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Spring Garden, Regional Rail to Jefferson, Market-Frankford Line to 11th or Routes 23, 43, 47 or 61.

20180718 00:00 20180723 00:00 America/New_York Boxcar Beer Garden <p>The new <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/philly-north-rail-park-property-values-housing-20180625.html" target="_blank">Rail Park</a> in Spring Garden has a new neighbor! <a href="http://boxcarbeergarden.com" target="_blank">Boxcar Beer Garden</a> is the latest from FCM Hospitality, which runs the warm-weather outdoor destinations&nbsp;<a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/parksontap">Parks on Tap</a> and Morgan&rsquo;s Pier. Boxcar Beer Garden, next to the Rail Park entrance at 12th and Callowhill, is a tailgate-style pop-up bar with a mobile food and beer truck. It has&nbsp;picnic-style seating for up to 200 people, twinkling lights, and backdrop of the &ldquo;Stamp of Incarceration&rdquo; mural on one side and the Rail Park on the other. It&#39;s offering a barbecue-style menu to pair with a rotating selection of beer and wine on draft. In a partnership with&nbsp;<a href="http://therailpark.org" target="_blank">Friends of the Rail Park</a>, Boxcar will be donating a portion of the proceeds. It&rsquo;s open from 5p to midnight&nbsp;Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4p to midnight Friday, and 1p to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Best way there is SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Spring Garden, Regional Rail to Jefferson, Market-Frankford Line to 11th or Routes 23, 43, 47 or 61.</p> 1129 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Mamma Mia!

Walnut Street Theater

See Mamma Mia at the Walnut Street Theater now thru 7/22. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

20180716 00:00 20180723 00:00 America/New_York Mamma Mia! <p>See <em>Mamma Mia&nbsp;</em>at the&nbsp;Walnut Street Theater now thru 7/22. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.</p> 825 Walnut 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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