From the North via 1-95 South:
From South 1-95 follow signs to I-676. Take 676 to the Broad Street exit, which will put you on 15th Street.Turn left onto Race Street, then right onto Broad. The Academy is one block down on the right.
From the South via 1-95 North and I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway):
From I-95 North follow signs to I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway). Follow 76 West, and exit at I-676/Central Philadelphia. Take 676 to the Broad Street exit, which will put you on 15th Street. Turn left onto Race Street, then turn right onto Broad. The Academy is one block down on the right.
From New Jersey via the Ben Franklin and Vine Street:
After crossing the bridge, you will be on Vine Street. Continue on Vine until it intersects with Broad Street. Turn left onto Broad and the Academy is one block down on the right.
From New Jersey via the Walt Whitman Bridge:
From the bridge follow I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway). Follow signs for Central Philadelphia and I-676. Take the exit for I-676 and follow it until the Broad Street exit, which will put you on 15th Street. Turn left onto Race Street, then turn right onto Broad Street. The Academy is one block down on the right.
From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:
Take exit 24 from the turnpike. Follow the signs to Philadelphia and Route I-76 East. Continue on I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) following signs for I-676/Central Phila. (It will be the left-hand fork). Continue on 676 until the Broad Street Exit, which will put you on 15th Street. Turn left onto Race Street, then turn right onto Broad Street. The Academy is one block down on the right.
From the New Jersey Turnpike:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 4. Take Route 73 West/North, about one mile, to Route 38 West (follow signs to Camden). From 38 follow signs to Route30/Philadelphia/Ben Franklin Bridge. Upon crossing the bridge you will be on Vine Street. Continue on Vine Street in the right hand lanes. Turn left onto Broad Street and the Academy is about two blocks down on the right.
From New Jersey Beach area via the Atlantic City Expressway:
Take Atlantic City Expressway, which becomes Route 42. Follow signs for Philadelphia and Walt Whitman Bridge. Follow directions for "From New Jersey via the Walt Whitman Bridge" (above).
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Discounted visitor parking is available at the Parkway Corporation Garage at the southwest corner of Broad and Race Streets and at their outdoor lot at the northeast corner of 15th Cherry Streets. Be sure and get your ticket validated before you leave PAFA.
www.septa.org | 215-580-7800
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority serves the Philadelphia region with subway-elevated, light rail, trackless trolley, bus routes, and commuter rail lines.
All lines of the regional rail system stop at the Market East Train Station. Exit the station on Market Street and walk west (toward City Hall) until you reach Broad Street and turn right. The Museum is one block down on the left at the northeast corner of Broad and Cherry Streets.
Take the Blue Line (Market/Frankford) to 15th Street Station. Walk one block north to Arch Street. Then walk one block east to Broad Street. Make a left on Broad Street. The Pennsylvania Academy is one block north at the corner of Broad and Cherry Streets.
Broad Street Subway
Take the train to the Race/Vine stop. Exit the station on Race and Broad Streets. Walk one block south (toward City Hall) on Broad Street. The Pennsylvania Academy is at the corner of Broad and Cherry Streets.
A number of bus lines stop in close proximity. Contact SEPTA for details.
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The Downtown Visitors Shuttle circulates through hotel, entertainment, and historic districts in Center City, and provides direct service between Center City and the Pennsylvania Academy.
www.ridepatco.org | 215-922-4600
Travel from Southern Jersey to Center City; use the 13th and Locust stop. Walk north on 13th to Arch Street (six blocks) and make a left. Walk one block to Broad Street and make a right. The Pennsylvania Academy will be on your left halfway up the block.
www.amtrak.com | 1-800-USA-RAIL
Take Amtrak to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. From the station take a 10 minute cab ride, or public transportation via SEPTA's Regional Rail, or the elevated Market/Frankford line.
www.greyhound.com | 1-800-231-2222
The Pennsylvania Academy is a short walk from the Greyhound bus station on Filbert Street between 10th and 11th Streets. Proceed down Filbert Street five blocks to Broad Street. Turn right (north) on Broad Street for two blocks to PAFA.
Several different taxicab companies offer service into Center City Philadelphia from 30th Street Station. It is about a 5- to 10-minute ride.
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