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Parkway Museums District

Stretching from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia's grand tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway is flanked by some of the city's most acclaimed destinations. Visitors to the Parkway Museums District will discover a cultural mecca with world-class museums and educational institutions, the magnificent Swann Memorial Fountain, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Logan Square and the world famous "Rocky" steps. Treasures and discoveries abound on (and just a few blocks off) the Parkway!

How to get there

Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 all serve the Parkway area. As does Route 49! The Parkway is also an easy walk from Suburban Station if you're coming by Regional Rail or 19th Street or 22nd Street Stations if you come by Trolley. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to discover your best way there.

The seasonal PHLASH downtown loop uses distinctive purple trolleys to connect major tourist destinations between Penn's Landing and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is one of the best ways to get around to more than 25 locations in Center City and is just $2 each time you board unless you have a SEPTA Key card- then it's FREE! Details and a map can be found here.


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.

Things To Do
Upcoming Local Happenings
Barnes 2

Free Family Sunday: From the Heart

Barnes Foundation

The first Sunday of the month means free admission to the Barnes. This month’s celebration is all about following your dreams. Enjoy hands-on activities, a special story time for the little ones and dance performances from New York-based dance group Soles of Duende. Registration is required. Get here on SEPTA Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38, 48 or 49.

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Rodin Museum Garden Bar

Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum’outdoor pop-up garden serves up summer cocktails and small plates in a beautiful green space. Open 5/13 thru 9/30. Get here on SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 38 and 48.

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Pictures in the Park

Sister Cities Park

Spend Friday nights in September under the stars in Sister Cities Park and watch animated films on the big screen! This family-friendly movie series runs every Friday at 7 p.m. from 9/9 to 9/30. Short walk from City Hall, 15th Street and Suburban Station. Or you can get here on SEPTA Routes 32 or 33.

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Farmers market

Rittenhouse Farmers Market

Rittenhouse Square

Head to Rittenhouse Square every Tuesday and Saturday from 9a -3p for their Farmers Market. 

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Nearby Perks
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Matt & Marie's Sandwich Shop
SEPTA Lunch Special

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