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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 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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Brews & Views Rooftop Beer Garden

Parkway Central Library

Brews & Views is back! On Wednesday, 10/23 and Thursday, 10/24, the Parkway Central Library invites 21-plus guests to enjoy food, drink, and stellar skyline views on its rooftop. To get here on SEPTA, hop Routes 32, 33, or 49.

20191023 00:00 20191025 00:00 America/New_York Brews & Views Rooftop Beer Garden <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/2183328705223535/">Brews &amp; Views </a>is back! On Wednesday, 10/23 and Thursday, 10/24,&nbsp;the Parkway Central Library invites 21-plus guests to enjoy food, drink, and stellar skyline views on its rooftop.&nbsp;To get here on SEPTA, hop Routes 32, 33, or 49.</p> Parkway Central Library (Free Library of Philadelphia), Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Worst Case Scenario: Survival Experience

The Franklin Institute

Put your survival skills to the test at the Franklin Institute from 10/19 thru 4/19. There are  interactive scenarios — including leaping from a moving train and surviving an avalanche —  which are designed for guests to learn how handle unexpected but possible scenarios. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Save $3 on admission with this Perk!

20191019 00:00 20200419 00:00 America/New_York Worst Case Scenario: Survival Experience <p>Put your survival skills to the test at the Franklin Institute from 10/19 thru 4/19. There are&nbsp;&nbsp;interactive scenarios &mdash; including leaping from a moving train and surviving an avalanche &mdash;&nbsp; which are designed for guests to learn how handle unexpected but possible scenarios.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Save $3 on admission with this <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/318">Perk</a>!</p> Franklin Institute, North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Spit Spreads Death

The Mütter Museum

What happens when disease strikes a city of two million people, sickening half a million and killing more than 12,000 in just six weeks, and 20,000 in six months? What would YOU do? Find out at the Mütter Museum's new exhibition – Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia. Get there on SEPTA. Take the Trolley to 22nd Street or Routes 7, 9, 21, 42, or 44.

20191017 00:00 20191130 00:00 America/New_York Spit Spreads Death <p>What happens when disease strikes a city of two million people, sickening half a million and killing more than 12,000 in just six weeks, and 20,000 in six months? What would YOU do? Find out at the M&uuml;tter Museum&#39;s new <a href="http://muttermuseum.org/exhibitions/going-viral-behind-the-scenes-at-a-medical-museum/">exhibition</a> &ndash;&nbsp;Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia. Get there on SEPTA.&nbsp;Take the Trolley to 22nd Street or Routes 7, 9, 21, 42, or 44.</p> Mütter Museum, South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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