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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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Summer Exhibitions

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Head to the African American Museum in Philadelphia from now until September 8 for their new summer exhibitions: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance by Fahamu Pecou, which features a mix of performance, painting, drawing and video that seeks to "elevate and re-contextualize Black life and death." Self-Evident by Sonja Clark is a mix of new and older works that examines the museum's founding in 1976 and other topics. An opening event on Friday, 5/24 includes complimentary wine and live music. Get here on SEPTA. It's a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48. 

20190524 00:00 20190909 00:00 America/New_York Summer Exhibitions <p>Head to the African American Museum in Philadelphia from now until September 8 for their new summer exhibitions: <em>DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance</em>&nbsp;by Fahamu Pecou, which&nbsp;features a mix of performance, painting, drawing and video that seeks to &quot;elevate and re-contextualize Black life and death.&quot;&nbsp;<em>Self-Evident</em>&nbsp;by Sonja Clark is a mix of new and older works that examines the museum&#39;s founding in 1976 and other topics. An opening event on Friday, 5/24 includes complimentary wine and live music.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. It&#39;s a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48.&nbsp;</p> 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States 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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Flag Fest 2019

Betsy Ross House

The Betsy Ross House celebrates the American Flag 6/9 thru 6/15 with Flag Fest 2019. Festival activities include a free concert, free admission, and a pop-up beer garden. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33. or 48. Make sure to check out this Perk before you go!!

20190609 00:00 20190616 00:00 America/New_York Flag Fest 2019 <p>The Betsy Ross House celebrates the American Flag 6/9 thru 6/15 with <a href="http://historicphiladelphia.org/flagfest/">Flag Fest 2019</a>.&nbsp;Festival activities include a free concert, free admission, and a pop-up beer garden.&nbsp;Get there&nbsp;on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33. or 48. Make sure to check out <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/121">this Perk</a> before you go!!</p> 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Indecent

Arden Theatre Company

Indecent runs now thru 6/23 at the Arden Theatre in Old City! It's 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!

20190523 00:00 20190624 00:00 America/New_York Indecent <p><em>Indecent</em>&nbsp;runs now thru 6/23 at the <a href="https://ardentheatre.org/">Arden Theatre</a> in Old City!&nbsp;It&#39;s 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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/34">Perk</a>&nbsp;- it will save you $10!</p> 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Walnut street theater

Legally Blonde

Walnut Street Theater

See the endearing comedy Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Walnut Street Theater on select dates thru 7/14. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

20190520 00:00 20190728 00:00 America/New_York Legally Blonde <p>See the endearing comedy&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/show/legally-blonde-the-musical">Legally Blonde</a></em><a href="http://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/show/legally-blonde-the-musical"><em>: The Musical</em></a>&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Walnut Street Theater on select dates&nbsp;thru 7/14. 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


Chinese

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

The Chinese Lantern Festival is back at Franklin Square now thru 6/30! Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. 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.

20190501 00:00 20190701 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2017/02/chinese-lantern-festival-returns-franklin-square-new-lanterns-spring/">Chinese Lantern Festival</a> is back at Franklin Square now thru 6/30!&nbsp;Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. 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> Franklin Square, 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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