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.

 

Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own unique interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is May 17.
Click here for complete details.

Giveback Workshops

On the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-noon, the NLM partners with a selected mission-driven nonprofit to give parents and children the opportunity to work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity for an important cause. This event is included with general admission, but registration is encouraged.

Learn more. Then, be sure to attend with YOUR family!

Read & Romp

Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries.

Check our events calendar for Read & Romps scheduled for later this spring.

Learn about the 2019 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Please click here for the names of the 2019 winners.

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