Destination

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. 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 Pass or SEPTA Key - then it's FREE! Details and a map can be found here.

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. ​

Things To Do
Upcoming Local Happenings
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Vikings: Beyond the Legend

The Franklin Institute

Vikings: Beyond the Legend is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute thru February 17. This exhibit brings people from the Viking period to life with a wealth of unique objects, multimedia productions and interactive elements revealing the captivating story of the explorers who set sail from Scandinavia centuries ago. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don't forget to check out this Perk before going! 

20181013 00:00 20190218 00:00 America/New_York Vikings: Beyond the Legend <p><a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/vikings-beyond-legend">Vikings: Beyond the Legend</a>&nbsp;is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute thru February 17. This exhibit brings people from the Viking period to life with a wealth of unique objects, multimedia productions and interactive elements revealing the captivating story of the explorers who set sail from Scandinavia centuries ago.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don&#39;t forget to check out this <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/240">Perk</a> before going!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Polar Express Day

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute's Polar Express Day - happening Saturday, 12/15 - features all-day screenings of the film and science activities related to trains, snowflakes and more. Children can get into the spirit and wear pajamas for $2 off their general admission tickets! Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.

20181215 00:00 20181216 00:00 America/New_York Polar Express Day <p>The Franklin Institute&#39;s <a class="trackingoutbound" href="https://www.fi.edu/event/2018-12-15/polar-express-day" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Polar Express Day</a> - happening Saturday, 12/15 - features all-day screenings of the film and science activities related to trains, snowflakes and more. Children can get into the spirit and wear pajamas for $2 off their general admission tickets! Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.</p> The Franklin Institute, North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

Comcast Center

The Comcast Center lobby's annual super high-res LED holiday show — celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018 — combines the Pennsylvania Ballet's The Nutcracker, a magical sleigh ride over the city (with a bird's-eye view of the new Comcast Technology Center) and a sing-along in 15 minutes of free fun. More than two million people have seen the show since its debut in 2008. Get here on SEPTA. The Comcast Center is literally connected to SEPTA's Suburban Station. See you there!

20181122 00:00 20190102 00:00 America/New_York The Comcast Holiday Spectacular <p>The Comcast Center lobby&#39;s annual super high-res LED holiday show &mdash; celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018 &mdash; combines the Pennsylvania Ballet&#39;s <em>The Nutcracker</em>, a magical sleigh ride over the city (with a bird&#39;s-eye view of the new Comcast Technology Center) and a sing-along in 15 minutes of free fun. More than two million people have seen the show since its debut in 2008. Get here on SEPTA. The Comcast Center is literally connected to SEPTA&#39;s Suburban Station. See you there!</p> Comcast Center, John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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