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South Street

South Street Headhouse District is a renowned commercial corridor and one of Philadelphia's most eclectic and lively neighborhoods. Located east of Broad Street down to the Delaware River, it is home to over 400 unique businesses, including some of the best restaurants, retailers, and services in the region. South Street Headhouse District is also one of the top tourist destinations in Philadelphia, with over one million visitors each year.

On the west side of Broad Street, South Street maintains its rep of being the hippest street in town with more unique shops, fabulous restaurants, charming cafes, and more. 

How to get there

Parking on South Street is hard to come by. Lucky for you it's easy to get here on SEPTA! Bus Routes 2, 4, 7, 12, 17, 27, 32, 40, 45, 47 or 57 run down, parallel or across South Street. The Broad Street Line stops at Lombard-South.


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.

Upcoming Local Happenings
Farmers market

Headhouse Farmers Market

South Street District

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

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🎇 Free Museum Day At The Powel House

The Powel House

PhilaLandmarks is partnering with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to present Orchestra in the Garden, a free concert at the Powel House on Friday, July 1st at 3 p.m. Get there on SEPTA! Catch the Market-Frankford Line or take bus routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 42 or 48. 

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Museum of Illusions

Old City

Believe half of what you see. The Museum of Illusions opens a Philadelphia outpost in Old City on Saturday, 3/12, joining existing locations in Toronto, Paris, Chicago and New York. With over 80 exhibits meant to trick the eye, the attraction delights visitors with holograms, stereograms and optical illusions, all the while teaching about vision, perception and the human brain. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from Jefferson Station or ride SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121 also stop near the museum.

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🎇 Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

Independence Hall

Kick off Philadelphia’s premier celebration of July 4th where it all began – Independence Hall – with a patriotic ceremony celebrating those who make Philadelphia, the region, and our country a better place.

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