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.

 

NLM's Summer Pop-Up Event, August 13-20

Beat the heat and join the National Liberty Museum for our Summer Pop-Up Event! For an entire week, you are invited to browse our silent auction and bid on more than 20 pieces of beautiful glass artworks from the NLM’s collection. Then, the Pop-Up Event week concludes with a live auction during our Cocktails with a Cause program on August 20 at 5 p.m.

A link to participate will be available starting August 13. Learn more.

Sponsorships now open for our exciting virtual gala!

Celebrate with us on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your own home as our Gala & Glass Auction goes virtual! It’s the National Liberty Museum’s 20th birthday, and we’re marking the occasion with an exciting live auction and unforgettable evening of fun activities. Proceeds from the Gala support our education and outreach both at the Museum and via our new digital learning. This year we are dedicating a special portion of funds raised to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Several sponsorship levels available. All offer many benefits and a wonderful evening to share with your invited guests. Learn more here.

Young heroes demonstrate their leadership at a virtual Civics Fair!

At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!

Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.