• Congress Voting 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 Lines (Airport Line, Chestnut Hill East and West Lines, Cynwyd Line, Fox Chase Line, Lansdale/Doylestown Line, University City Line, Manayunk/Norristown Line, Media/Elwyn Line, Paoli/Thorndale Line, Trenton and West Trenton Lines, Warminster Line Wilmington/Newark Line, and Fern Rock Line) - Travel into Center City Philadelphia. The closest stop to the park is Jefferson Station at 11th and Market Streets. For more information, call (215) 580-7800 or visit the SEPTA Regional Rail Schedule website.

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?

Photo of Angora cat

Did you know Benjamin Franklin had a pet angora cat? When it died, he asked artist and natural historian Charles Willson Peale to preserve it through a taxidermy process.