• Congress Voting Independence

    Independence

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Public Transportation

SEPTA (Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)—Subway, trolley, and bus service throughout the city and area. The Market-Frankford subway line stops one block from the Independence Visitors' Center at 5th and Market Streets. Multiple bus routes run along Market Street as well.

SEPTA'S Regional Rail Line (R1, R2, R3, R5, R7 & R8) - Travel into Center City Philadelphia. The closest stop to the park is Market-East Station at 11th and Market Streets. For more information, call (215) 580-7800 or visit SEPTA.

PATCO (Port Authority Transit Corporation) Speedline—Travel into Center City Philadelphia. The closest PATCO stop is at 8th and Market Streets. For more information, call (856) 772-6900 or visit PATCO

AMTRAK—Service to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station at 30th and Market Streets. For more information call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit AMTRAK.

Did You Know?

Painting of George Washington

George Washington, the nation’s first president, ran his two administrations in Philadelphia from his rented house near the corner of Sixth and Market Streets. Wife Martha, two young grandchildren and as many as 24 servants, including enslaved men and women from Mount Vernon, made up his household.