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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
Elfreth alley

Deck the Alley

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth’s Alley in Old City boasts 300 years of history on its charming cobblestone road lined with quaint row houses that actual Philadelphians still live in. Translation: You can’t really see inside them except on select days throughout the year — including during this annual holiday event on Saturday, 12/4. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33. or 48.

20211204 00:00 20211205 00:00 America/New_York Deck the Alley <p>Elfreth&rsquo;s Alley in Old City boasts 300 years of history on its charming cobblestone road lined with quaint row houses that actual Philadelphians still live in. Translation: You can&rsquo;t really see inside them except on select days throughout the year &mdash; including during&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elfrethsalley.org/events/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">this annual holiday event</a>&nbsp;on Saturday, 12/4.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33. or 48.</p> 124 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Mural arts franklin square

Winter

Franklin Square

During Winter in Franklin Square, presented by Citizens, the Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO makes this historic square twinkle, with free shows featuring more than 150,000 lights dazzling viewers through the end of February 2022.  Get there on SEPTA: it's a short walk from 5th Street/Independence Hall on the Market-Frankford Line!

20211118 00:00 20220228 00:00 America/New_York Winter <p>During&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/events/electrical-spectacle-holiday-light-show-at-franklin-square/" rel="noopener">Winter in Franklin Square</a>, presented by Citizens, the Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO makes this historic square twinkle, with free shows featuring more than 150,000 lights dazzling viewers through the end of February 2022.&nbsp; Get there on SEPTA: it&#39;s a short walk from 5th Street/Independence Hall on the Market-Frankford Line!</p> North 6th Street & Wood Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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