Directions & Parking

The National Liberty Museum is located in the heart of historic Philadelphia at 321 Chestnut St., just two blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

Directions from 1-95 South: Take Exit 22, Historic Area. At bottom of ramp, go straight on Second Street towards Chestnut Street. Parking is available along Second Street between Market and Walnut Streets.

Directions from I-95 North: Take Exit 20, Washington Avenue. Make left onto Columbus Blvd. Follow signs to Market Street. Make first left onto Second Street. Parking is available along Second Street between Market and Walnut Streets.

Directions from I-76: Take 676 East to Independence Hall (Eighth Street) Exit. At first light, turn right onto Eighth Street. Turn left onto Market Street. Turn right onto Fourth Street. A public parking garage is located on Fourth Street between Market and Chestnut Streets. If garage is full, turn left on Chestnut (pass the Museum) to parking garage on Second Street.

SEPTA BUSES providing service to this area include bus routes: 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57 & 121.

SEPTA Regional Rail Lines stop at nearby Jefferson Station. From there it is a short bus or subway ride, or a leisurely walk to the Museum.

SEPTA Market-Frankford Subway stops at Second and Fifth Streets on Market, only a few minutes’ walk away.

The PHLASH Visitor Trolley stops on Chestnut Street near the Museum.

 

Big Ideas for Little Learners: Exploring friendship through storytelling

Join us with your family, on Saturday, June 9 at 11am, for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block. Your family will receive their very own signed copy of the book, along with a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map of the National Liberty Museum personally designed by Staci. Learn more.

Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Learn about our exciting Closing Event for this exhibit.

Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.

Screening of Landfill Harmonic, Friday, May 18, 6:30pm

In keeping with the theme of our current Sound + Vision Exhibit, NLM is screening Landfill Harmonic, the inspiring story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. The film follows the orchestra's rise to fame, and their remarkable courage and perseverance as their already struggling community faces significant obstacles, including a natural disaster.
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"Pay What You Wish" and Special Activities on Memorial Day

Honor, explore, and be inspired this Memorial Day. At the National Liberty Museum you’ll discover stories of both military heroes and ordinary citizens who contributed to preserving our country’s liberty. There are special activities for adults and children throughout the day, including military trivia and a creative kids' workshop. All activities are included with your "Pay What You Wish" admission. Learn more.

Art Workshops for Kids in May and June

Join us on various weekend days in May and June when we will be offering art workshops for kids in conjunction with our Sound + Vision Exhibit. Workshops are free with Museum admission. Preregistration is required. Check our Event Calendar for details.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Wednesday, June 6, our guest is Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

Awards of Valor

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more