• 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?

Photo of Glass Armonica

Did you know Benjamin Franklin is accredited with being the first American to invent a musical instrument? He invented the glass armonica in 1761 after seeing wine glasses being used to make musical sounds.