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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
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Notorious RBG

National Museum of American Jewish History

Now thru January 12, 2010 see Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first-ever museum retrospective of the Supreme Court Justice-turned-pop-culture-icon, at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Tracing a career that traveled from trailblazer to pop-culture icon, the special exhibition explores her precedent-setting role on our nation’s highest court, as well as her varied roles as a student, life partner, mother, change-making lawyer, judge, and women’s rights pioneer. Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, or 57.

20191004 00:00 20200113 00:00 America/New_York Notorious RBG <p>Now thru January 12, 2010 see <em>Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg</em>, the first-ever museum retrospective of the Supreme Court Justice-turned-pop-culture-icon, at the <a href="https://www.nmajh.org">National Museum of American Jewish History</a>. Tracing a career that traveled from trailblazer to pop-culture icon, the special exhibition explores her precedent-setting role on our nation&rsquo;s highest court, as well as her varied roles as a student, life partner, mother, change-making lawyer, judge, and women&rsquo;s rights pioneer. Get there 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


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Photo Pop Philly Winter Wonderland

The Bourse Food Hall

Philadelphia's interactive, photo-friendly pop-up art exhibit returns this winter to The Bourse Food Hall now thru 1/5, with installations inspired by the season for visitors to immerse themselves in. The snow-filled backdrops and other exhibits come together to create an Instagram-worthy winter wonderland. See the exhibit during its first week open for discounted prices. Timed tickets can be purchased online and at the door.Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, or 57 there! 

20191115 00:00 20200106 00:00 America/New_York Photo Pop Philly Winter Wonderland <p>Philadelphia&#39;s interactive, photo-friendly&nbsp;<a href="https://www.photopopphilly.com/winter-wonderland" target="_blank">pop-up art exhibit</a>&nbsp;returns this winter to&nbsp;The Bourse Food Hall now thru 1/5,&nbsp;with installations inspired by the season for visitors to immerse themselves in. The snow-filled backdrops and other exhibits come together to create an Instagram-worthy winter wonderland. See the exhibit during its first week open for discounted prices. Timed tickets can be purchased online and at the door.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


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Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped A Nation

National Constitution Center

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s new exhibit highlighting the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals. Visit now thru December 2019! Check out this Perk before you go! So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57.

20190415 00:00 20200101 00:00 America/New_York Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped A Nation <p>Explore&nbsp;<a href="https://constitutioncenter.org/experience/exhibitions/feature-exhibitions/hamilton-the-constitutional-clashes-that-shaped-a-nation"><em>Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation</em></a>, the National Constitution Center&rsquo;s new exhibit highlighting&nbsp;the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals. Visit&nbsp;now thru&nbsp;December 2019!&nbsp;Check out <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/56">this Perk</a> before you go! So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57.</p> 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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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 11/14 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.

20191114 00:00 20200101 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 11/14 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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Shrek The Musical

Walnut Street Theater

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, see Shrek The Musical at the Walnut Street Theater on select dates thru 1/5. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

20191203 00:00 20200106 00:00 America/New_York Shrek The Musical <p>Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, see <em><a href="https://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/show/shrek-the-musical">Shrek The Musical</a></em>&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Walnut Street Theater on select dates&nbsp;thru 1/5. 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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