Directions & Parking
101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
PLEASE NOTE: The Museum is now temporarily closed to the public through January 1, 2021, in accordance with new guidelines from the City of Philadelphia. Learn more about the temporary closure as well as the free digital resources that are always available online.
The Museum of the American Revolution is conveniently located in Philadelphia's Old City District neighborhood and just steps away from historic Philadelphia attractions like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Independence National Historical Park as well as Penn's Landing and the Delaware River waterfront.
The Museum is within easy reach of Interstate 95, Interstate 76, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, and the Philadelphia International Airport.
From Bucks County and points north
Southbound via I-95
Take Exit 22, following the signs for the Historic Area and Independence Hall. Go straight on 2nd Street to Walnut Street. Turn right onto Walnut and go one block to 3rd Street. Turn right onto 3rd Street and go one block to Chestnut Street. The Museum is on the right at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
From Delaware and points south
Northbound via I-95
Take Exit 22 for I-676/Independence Hall (left exit), keep right for I-676 east/Independence Hall to Callowhill Street, go straight on Callowhill Street to 4th Street. Turn left on 4th Street. Turn left on Chestnut Street, go one block and the Museum is on the right at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
From Valley Forge and points west
Eastbound via I-76 and I-676
Exit from I-76 to I-676 (left exit), and take the US-30 E/I-676 E Exit, turn right on 6th Street. Turn left on Race Street to 4th Street. Turn right on 4th Street to Chestnut Street. Turn left on Chestnut Street and the Museum is on the right at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
From New Jersey
Westbound via Benjamin Franklin Bridge (U.S. 30)
Take the 5th Street Exit. Keep right at the fork to Marginal Road. Turn right on 4th Street to Chestnut Street. Turn left on Chestnut Street and the Museum is on the right at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
By SEPTA Bus
SEPTA buses stopping near the Museum include routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121.
By SEPTA Regional Rail
All SEPTA Regional Rail Lines serve Jefferson Station at 10th and Market Streets, which is a few blocks’ walk or a quick ride on the bus or subway.
By SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (Subway)
SEPTA Market-Frankford Line has stations at both 2nd and 5th Streets on Market, just around the corner.
In addition to SEPTA service, Philadelphia PHLASH and other visitor trolleys also make stops within easy reach of the Museum as they navigate through Old City.
Use the 8th and Market Street stop. Head south on South 8th Street toward Ludlow Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street. Turn right onto South 3rd Street. The Museum is on the left at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
The taxi rate from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to the Museum is approximately $30. The SEPTA R1 Airport train stops at each airport terminal and reaches both the 30th Street Station and the Jefferson Station, where you can change to the Market-Frankford Subway line (see under Amtrak). Please see SEPTA's website or ask at the airport information desk for schedules and directions. The Center City Hotel Shuttle System, located on the Baggage Claim level of Philadelphia Airport, is another option.
Take Hudson Street and I-78 W to NJ-139 W in Jersey City. Follow US-1 S/U.S. 9 South and I-95 S to North 2nd Street in Philadelphia. Take Exit 22 from I-95 South. Continue on North 2nd Street. Drive to South 3rd Street. The Museum is on the right at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
Take Baltimore-Washington Parkway in 2, Bladensburg from New York Ave NW. Continue on Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Take MD-295 North and I-95 North to South Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia. Take Exit 20 from I-95 North. Continue on South Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Drive to South 3rd Street. The Museum is on the right at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
Take I-76 W and I-95 N to S Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Take Exit 20 from I-95 N. Continue on South Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Drive to South 3rd Street. The Museum is on the right at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
There are two Indego stations located within one block of the Museum. One at 2nd street and Walnut street and the other at 2nd and Market Streets. More information about the Indego bike program can be found here.
Stop 18 on the Philadelphia PHLASH bus, a downtown Philadelphia seasonal transit loop managed by the Independence Visitor Center, is located across the street from the Museum on 3rd and Chestnut Streets. Learn more about the Philadelphia PHLASH.
The Museum does not have any parking facilities. Please see below for a list of parking lots and garages located within easy walking distance of the Museum.
- Bourse Garage 400 Ranstead Street Website
- Park America 27 South 3rd Street Website
- Parkway Corporation 36 South 2nd Street Website
- E-Z Park 38-50 North 3rd Street Website
- Short Parking Corp 37 South 2nd Street Website
- The Autopark at Olde City 125 South 2nd Street Website
- Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District 400 Arch Street Website
- Patriot Parking 101 Market Street Website
- Central Parking 800 Market Street Website
You can also book convenient and affordable parking in Old City in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.
For more information on accessible parking, please refer to the City of Philadelphia website.
Discounted parking for Museum Members is available at the Bourse Garage and The Autopark at Olde City. Present your Membership Card at the front desk of the Museum to receive your discount.
For loading and unloading groups, buses may stop on Third Street in front of the Museum of the American Revolution.