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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.


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

A Hanukkah Party & Concert

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

As part of the Weitzman’s Winter @ the Weitzman programming, the joyous Hanukkah Party & Concert on Saturday, 12/9 celebrates a musical Festival of Lights featuring Brooklyn-based Klezmer sensation The Honorable Mentshn with clarinetist Michael Winograd and Berlin-based Yiddish singer Sasha Lurje. The bar opens at 6 p.m. with music at 7 p.m.  It's so easy to get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall Station or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, or 57.

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What the Constitution Means To Me

Arden Theatre

What the Constitution Means To Me is on stage at the Arden Theatre Company now thru 12/3. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.  Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

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Arden Theatre Company

Roald Dahl’s beloved book comes to the stage in a vibrant new production - now thru 12/21. The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) follows the story of 8-year-old Sophie as she learns about the lives of giants, dreams, and friendship. You just never know where you might find unexpected kindness and a little bit of bravery! Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

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Beauty and the Beast

Walnut Street Theater

See Beauty and the Beast at the Walnut Street Theater now thru 12/31. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

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Franklin Square

Franklin Square celebrates the winter season with free nightly light shows inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s legendary kite and key experiment - from 11/16 thru 2/25. Free light shows — set to a soundtrack of seasonal tunes —  illuminate the square every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. until close. Before or after the show, grab a burger or beverage fireside from the on-site Square Burger, play a round of festive Chilly Philly Mini Golf or hop aboard the classic Parx Liberty Carousel. Get there on SEPTA: it's a short walk from 5th Street/Independence Hall Station on the Market-Frankford Line!

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