Visit us At 5th and Market Streets on Independence Mall



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National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
(Corner of 5th and Market Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
(215) 923-3811


Getting to the Museum

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Local

SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority): 215-580-7800   Has a variety of options including subway, trolley, and bus service throughout the city and area. The Market-Frankford elevated subway line heading toward the Frankford Transportation Center (east) stops right in front of the Museum, at 5th and Market Streets. The line heading toward 69th Street Terminal (west) stops at 5th and Market Streets, on the opposite side of the street.

PHLASH: 800-537-7676    The distinctive purple Phlash trolleys provide direct service between the major museums and attractions in Center City. Operated seasonally, the Phlash runs daily from Memorial through Labor Days, and on Fridays-through-Sundays-only from September through December, between 10:00am and 6:00pm. A single ride is $2; an all-day pass is $5.

For up-to-the-minute traffic reports for the Philadelphia area, dial SmarTraveler at 215-576-5678 (or on cell at #211).

Out of Town

PATCO (Port Authority Transit Corporation): 856-772-6900 or 215-922-4600 The High Speed Line travels from South Jersey into Philadelphia. PATCO has four Center City stops, the closest to the Museum being at 8th and Market Streets.

Greyhound Bus: 800-231-2222 The station is located at 1001 Filbert Street, about 7 blocks from the Museum.

The following all provide service to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, located at 30th & Market Streets:

Amtrak: 800-USA-RAIL
NJTransit: 973-275-5555
Bolt Bus: 1-877-BOLTBUS
MegaBus: 877-462-6342 (For travel to/from NYC only, there is an additional stop for Megabus at 6th & Market Streets, one block from the Museum.)

At 30th Street Station, visitors can connect with the Market-Frankford subway line, which stops right outside the Museum, at 5th & Market Streets.

PARKING

The Museum does not have its own garage or lot. There are numerous lots and garages, as well as metered street parking, in the immediate vicinity.

The Bourse Garage, one block from the Museum, is open 24 hours a day and offers $9 four-hour parking with NMAJH validation until December 31, 2014.  Entrance is between Market and Chestnut on Fourth Street.   Maximum height clearance for vehicles is 6' 4". If you are bringing a coach bus, please go here.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the North

There are three options:
Betsy Ross Bridge via the New Jersey Turnpike:  Take the N.J. Turnpike to Exit 4. Take Route 73 North to Route 90 (Betsy Ross Bridge). Take the Betsy Ross Bridge into Philadelphia. Follow signs for I-95 South (Center City). Take I-95 South. Follow the signs for "Central Phila./I-676" (Exit 22). Follow signs for Philadelphia /Independence Hall/Callowhill Street. Make a right at the light, which is Callowhill Street. Turn left onto North 4th Street. Take 4th Street to Market Street. The Museum is located at 5th and Market Streets, to the right. There are many parking lots in the area and on street parking.

Benjamin Franklin Bridge via the New Jersey Turnpike:  Take the N.J. Turnpike to Exit 4. Take Route 73 North to Route 38 West to US 30. Take US 30 west over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and at the bottom of the bridge make a sharp right hand U-turn. The first street will be 4th Street. Turn right onto 4th Street. Take 4th Street to Market Street. The Museum is located at 5th and Market Streets, to the right. There are many parking lots in the area and on street parking.

I-95 South:  Take I-95 South. Follow the signs for "Central Phila./I-676" (Exit 22). Stay to your right. Follow signs for Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill streets. Make a right at the light, which is Callowhill Street. Turn left onto North 4th Street. The Museum is located at 5th and Market Streets, to the right.

From the West

Take I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) to the Valley Forge Exit (Exit 326): Follow signs to Philadelphia I-76 East.
Remain on I-76 East for about 25 miles until you see signs for Central Philadelphia (Exit 344). Continue on 676 East to the 8th Street Exit. Make a right onto 8th Street. The Second traffic light is Race Street-turn left. Go four traffic lights to 4th Street and turn right. Take 4th Street to Market Street. The Museum is located at 5th and Market Streets, to the right.

From The East

Atlantic City Expressway to 42 North: Follow 42 North to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Rt. 676), which crosses into Philadelphia.
At the bottom of the bridge make a sharp right hand U-turn. The first street will be 4th Street. Turn right on to North 4th Street. Take 4th Street to Market Street. The Museum is located at 5th and Market Streets, to the right.

From The South

I-95 North: Follow the signs for "Central Phila./I-676" (Exit 22). Follow signs for Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill Streets.
Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Stay straight to Callowhill Street. Turn left onto North 4th Street. Take 4th Street to Market Street. The Museum is located at 5th and Market Streets, to the right.