Getting Around

Color photo of a group of teens walking down the sidewalk in front of a large marble-columned building.
In fair weather, walking through the park provides an excellent opportunity to explore.

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Park sites stretch from 2nd to 7th Street, and from Arch Street to Walnut Street. Thanks to founder William Penn, the city is laid out in a grid pattern, making it easy for visitors to navigate. Many visitors find it best to park their vehicle and walk from site to site in the Historic District.


On Foot

Walk through the park to explore the sites, read the informational plaques, and take a selfie with one of our many statues. Explore the gardens, or choose an audio tour in the National Park Service app and simply follow the walking directions.



The PHLASH bus operates seasonally with stops at 20 locations, including the Independence Visitor Center. Take the PHLASH from Penn's Landing to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Zoo. Check out the PHLASH schedule online.


Sightseeing Tours and Other Options

The Visit Philly website has information about sightseeing tours and other options for navigating the park area and beyond.


Public Transportation

SEPTA buses and the Market-Frankford El Line serve the park area. Read more about your options on public transportation.

Last updated: May 3, 2021

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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