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Fairmount/Art Museum Area

Resting just beyond Benjamin Franklin Parkway, home to Philly’s truly world-class museums, Fairmount is synonymous with fine art — but it’s far from the only draw of Center City’s effusive northern neighbor. Referred to as the “Art Museum Area” due to its walking-distance access to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute, Rodin and Barnes Foundation, Fairmount possesses a distinct personality that thrives independent of those hallowed halls. The name "Fairmount" derives from the prominent hill on which the Philadelphia Museum of Art now sits and where William Penn intended to build his manor house.

 

How to get there

The Greater Art Museum Area is serviced by a number of Bus Routes including Route 49, Trolley Lines, and the Broad Street Line. The Route 15 Trolley runs along Girard Avenue stopping at most corners between Broad Street and Fairmount Park. The Broad Street Line runs along Broad Street with stops at Spring Garden Street, Fairmount Avenue and Girard Avenue. For Bus service between Fairmount Park and 21st Street, hop Routes 7, 32, 48 or 49. For service between 21st Street and Broad Street, hop Routes 2 or 33. Route 38 stops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Other Amenities

Ride Indego Bikeshare to the Greater Art Museum Area. With nine stations (and more on the way) between Spring Garden and Girard Avenue, you’ll never be far from a dock. Bike lanes available on Spring Garden Street, Fairmount Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, and 22nd Street.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Eastern State Penitentiary

Fairmount

Take a daytime tour of the historic Eastern State Penitentiary. You can also grab a drink and relax in their Fair Chance Beer Garden. Save $2 with this Perk.  Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you close.

20210427 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Eastern State Penitentiary <p>Take a daytime tour of the historic <a href="https://www.easternstate.org/">Eastern State Penitentiary</a>. You can also grab a drink and relax in their Fair Chance Beer Garden.&nbsp;<a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/45">Save $2 with this P</a><a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/45">erk</a>.&nbsp; Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 &amp; 7 all get you close.</p> Eastern State Penitentiary, Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Halloween Nights

Eastern State Penitentiary

A bold new iteration of Eastern State’s famed Halloween celebration, Halloween Nights is a festival-style event made up of 15 attractions, including two haunted houses, which can be bypassed by those who want a less scary experience. Also on tap for this year: four immersive walkthrough experiences, two live performances, four themed bars and lounges, and special effects like laser shows and large-scale video projections. Check it out from 9/24 thru 11/14. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 49, 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you [terrifyingly] close. 

20210924 00:00 20211114 00:00 America/New_York Halloween Nights <p>A bold new iteration of Eastern State&rsquo;s famed Halloween celebration,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.easternstate.org/halloween/node/3" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Halloween Nights</a>&nbsp;is a festival-style event made up of 15 attractions, including two haunted houses, which can be bypassed by those who want a less scary experience. Also on tap for this year: four immersive walkthrough experiences, two live performances, four themed bars and lounges, and special effects like laser shows and large-scale video projections. Check it out from 9/24 thru 11/14. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 49, 48, 43, 33, 32 &amp; 7 all get you [terrifyingly] close.&nbsp;</p> 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Ben Franklin Parkway

Come see the world’s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the greatest collection of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi outside Europe; the finest public collection of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture in the United States; and superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings! Get there on SEPTA! Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 serve the Museum area.  Save $2 on admission when you flash your SEPTA Key card!

20210212 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Museum of Art <p>Come see the world&rsquo;s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the greatest collection of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi outside Europe; the finest public collection of Auguste Rodin&rsquo;s sculpture in the United States; and superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings!&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA!&nbsp;Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 &amp; 48 serve the Museum area.&nbsp; <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/99">Save $2 on admission</a> when you flash your SEPTA Key card!</p> Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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