Destination

Independence Mall

Also known as "America’s Most Historic Square Mile," Independence Mall is the three-block section of Independence National Historical Park that lies directly north of Independence Hall and south of the National Constitution Center. It is bounded by Chestnut, Race, 5th and 6th Streets. 

Independence Mall is home to free speech, special events, and public programming. 

How to get there

Short walk from Jefferson Station or ride the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 47, 48, 57, and 61 also get you there or close.

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. ​

Upcoming Local Happenings
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The Art of Rube Goldberg

National Museum of American Jewish History

Now thru January 21, 2019 see the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Rube Goldberg’s work since the Smithsonian’s 1970 celebration of the artist. The Art of Rube Goldberg explores his varied career—from his earliest published works and iconic Rube Goldberg machine invention drawings, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoons. And more. Throughout his long career, Rube Goldberg (1883–1970) chronicled almost every salient aspect of modern American life. His work touched on everything from fashion and sports to gender, politics, and international affairs. This exhibition explores the artistry and wit that made Rube Goldberg one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated and enduring cartoonists—and a household name. So easy to get to the NMAJH on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, or 57.

20181214 00:00 20190122 00:00 America/New_York The Art of Rube Goldberg <p>Now thru January 21, 2019 see the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Rube Goldberg&rsquo;s work since the Smithsonian&rsquo;s 1970 celebration of the artist. <em>The Art of Rube Goldberg</em> explores his varied career&mdash;from his earliest published works and iconic Rube Goldberg machine invention drawings, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoons. And more. Throughout his long career, Rube Goldberg (1883&ndash;1970) chronicled almost every salient aspect of modern American life. His work touched on everything from fashion and sports to gender, politics, and international affairs. This exhibition explores the artistry and wit that made Rube Goldberg one of the twentieth century&rsquo;s most celebrated and enduring cartoonists&mdash;and a household name. So easy to get to the <a href="https://www.nmajh.org/">NMAJH</a>&nbsp;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, USA Plan Your Trip


The bourse

The Grinch

The Bourse Food Hall

On Saturday, 12/15, everyone’s favorite reformed holiday hater — the Grinch! — will be at The Bourse Food Hall from 10a-4p to pose for pictures with guests to benefit Morris Animal Refuge. Guests can also enter a raffle to win a basket full of goodies from The Bourse vendors. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, or 57 there! 

20181215 00:00 20181216 00:00 America/New_York The Grinch <p>On Saturday, 12/15, everyone&rsquo;s favorite reformed holiday hater &mdash; the Grinch! &mdash; will be at The Bourse Food Hall from 10a-4p to pose for pictures with guests to benefit Morris Animal Refuge. Guests can also enter a raffle to win a basket full of goodies from The Bourse vendors. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, or 57 there!&nbsp;</p> The Bourse Building, South Independence Ml East, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Franklinsquare

Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Light Show

Franklin Square

Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer fill historic Franklin Square for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show. The main feature is the Electrical Spectacle light show, which utilizes thousands of twinkling lights and a dynamic holiday soundtrack. The seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with a winter beer garden, seasonal eats from SquareBurger, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the square and a handful of other fun-filled events. Runs now thru 12/31. 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.

20181115 00:00 20190101 00:00 America/New_York Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Light Show <p>Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer fill historic <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/upcoming-events/">Franklin Square</a> for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show. The main feature is the Electrical Spectacle light show, which utilizes thousands of twinkling lights and a dynamic holiday soundtrack. The seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with a winter beer garden, seasonal eats from SquareBurger, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the square and a handful of other fun-filled events. Runs now thru 12/31. 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> 200 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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