Hours & Admissions

Philadelphia History Museum

15 South 7th Street, between Market & Chestnut Streets

Public Hours 
Tuesday to Saturday
10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 

Holiday Hours
The Museum will be closed December 25, 2013 and and January 1, 2014.

Admission Fees:
$10 for Adults/General Admission
$8 for Seniors
$6 for Students and Teens (13-18)
Children 12 and under, FREE*
A special family pack for four (2 adults, 2 teens) is available for $20. 
Active military free.
Members are always admitted free with valid Membership Card.** 
*Does not apply to groups. Please call 215.685.4830 for group information.

**Must show Member Card and Member Parking Pass at One Independence Garage exit for member benefit/parking discount. Member Parking Passes can be obtained at the Museum Admissions Desk. Limit one pass per visit.

ACCESS cardholders (on-site only with valid card and ID): $2*
*Present your ACCESS/EBT card and receive collection admission for up to four family members at $2 each. (ACCESS/EBT card along with a photo ID required.) Not valid on special exhibitions, programs, or with any other offers or group rates. On-site only. ACCESS Admission is a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach.

Phone 215.685.4830
Email info@philadelphiahistory.org or click here for staff directory 

Administrative office hours
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For administrative inquiries, please call 215.685.4830

Directions, Parking & Accessibility:

Driving Directions

Philadelphia History Museum is located at 15 South Seventh Street, one block from Independence Hall, just around the corner from the Liberty Bell and one block from the Independence Visitor Center.

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From Philadelphia International Airport and points south

At I-95 North, take Exit 22 (Center City Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill). Turn onto Callowhill and from the right lane follow to 6th Street. At 6th Street make a left and follow to Ranstead (1/2 block south of Market Street). At Ranstead make a right and go one block to 7th Street. The Philadelphia History Museum is mid-block on 7th Street.

From New York&nbsp and points north

From I-95 South, take Exit 22 (Center City Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill). Turn onto Callowhill and from the right lane follow to 6th Street. At 6th Street make a left and follow to Ranstead (1/2 block south of Market Street). At Ranstead make a right and go one block to 7th Street. The Philadelphia History Museum is mid-block on 7th Street.

From Ben Franklin Bridge and New Jersey

At the Ben Franklin Bridge follow signs to 6th Street (Independence Hall). At 6th Street make a left and follow to Ranstead (1/2 block south of Market Street). At Ranstead make a right and go one block to 7th Street. The Philadelphia History Museum is mid-block on 7th Street.

From Western Pennsylvania

Follow I-76 to 8th Street Exit (Ben Franklin Bridge). Turn right onto 8th Street. At the first light turn left onto Race Street. Turn right onto 6th Street and follow to Ranstead (1/2 block south of Market Street). At Ranstead make a right and go one block to 7th Street. The Philadelphia History Museum is mid-block on 7th Street.

Parking

There are metered parking spots in the area surrounding the Museum. Paid parking garages and lots are also available along Seventh Street, between Market and Chestnut. Discounted parking for Members&nbsp($2)&nbspis available at One Independence Garage (enter on 7th just after Chestnut). Must show Member card for discount.

SEPTA

Public buses, along with city and regional rail, are an easy, convenient way to visit the Philadelphia History Museum. Visit the SEPTA Web site to plan your trip to the Museum.

Buses
Bus Line #47 stops just steps in front on the Museum at the corner of 7th Street and Market Street. In addition, Line #s 17, 33, 44, 48 and 62 all make stops on 8th Street and Market Street.

Market-Frankford line (The El/ Blue Line)
The Philadelphia History Museum is also easily accessible via the Market-Frankford El subway line. Exit at 8th Street station onto Market Street. Walk east and make a right onto 7th Street. The Museum is mid-block on the left.

Regional Rail
Trains run to Center City Philadelphia from across southeastern Pennsylvania. Exit train at Market East Station (The Gallery). Follow signs to Market Street. Go left on Market Street to 7th Street. Turn right on 7th Street. The Museum is mid-block on the left.

PATCO (New Jersey High Speedline)

PATCO is a convenient way to visit the Museum from points in New Jersey. Exit at 8th and Market Station (The first exit in Philadelphia). Walk east on Market Street and make a right onto 7th Street. The Museum is mid-block on the left.

Accessibility

Handicap accessibility to the Museum is found in the rear of the building on Ranstead Street. Enter the Museum garden and ring the bell placed next to the double doors. Call ahead of arrival for ease of entrance: 215.685.4830. Once inside there is an amply-sized elevator that can be used to gain entry to each floor.

Nearby Attractions Fittingly, the Philadelphia History Museum is located in the heart of the city&rsquos historic district in Center City Philadelphia. Here are some of the many sites near the Philadelphia History Museum:

African American Museum in Philadelphia

American Philosophical Society Museum

Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Betsy Ross House

Elfreth&rsquos Alley

Franklin Court

Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center

Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Visitor Center

National Constitution Center

National Museum of American Jewish History

Washington Square Park

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