Directions

The National Constitution Center is located just steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia.

Address

National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Driving Directions

From the South

  • Take I-95 North to Exit 22 for “Central Phila/I-676.”
  • Follow signs for “Phila/Independence Hall/Callowhill Street.
  • Keep right at the fork in the ramp.
  • Stay straight on Callowhill Street.
  • Turn left onto 6th Street.
  • Take 6th Street to Race Street and turn left.
  • Once on Race Street, turn right into the parking garage at the National Constitution Center.

From the North

  • Take I-95 South to Exit 22 for “Central Phila/I-676.”
  • Follow signs for “Phila/Independence Hall/Callowhill Street” and turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp.
  • Stay straight on Callowhill Street and turn left onto 6th Street.
  • Take 6th Street to Race Street and turn left.
  • Once on Race Street, turn right into the parking garage at the National Constitution Center.

From the West

  • Take PA Turnpike to Exit 326 for “Valley Forge.”
  • Follow signs for “Philadelphia I-76 East.”
  • Remain on I-76 East for about 25 miles until you see signs for Exit 344 for “Central Phila” and take 676 East to the 8th Street exit.
  • Turn right onto 8th Street
  • Turn left onto Race Street.
  • Proceed through the light at 6th Street and turn right into the parking garage at the National Constitution Center.

From the East

  • Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 4.
  • Take Route 73 North to Route 38 West to U.S. 30.
  • Continue on U.S. 30 West over the Ben Franklin Bridge (Route 676), crossing into Philadelphia.
  • Stay in the left lane and go straight through the light following the sign for “8th Street South/Chinatown.”
  • Turn left onto 8th Street,
  • Turn left onto Race Street.
  • Proceed through the light at 6th Street and turn right into the parking garage at the National Constitution Center.

Parking

National Constitution Center Parking Garage

Enter from Race Street between 5th Street and 6th Street.

Hours*
Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*The garage may extend its hours for evening programs.

Rates
Up to one hour $8
Up to four hours $16
Max to close $18
*Early bird (in before 9 a.m., out by 6 p.m.)
This rate is only valid Mondays through Fridays
$11
Evening (enter after 5 p.m.) $9

Independence Visitor Center Parking Garage

Enter from 6th Street between Arch Street and Market Street.

For hours and rates, visit the IVC website.

Bus Loading and Parking

For loading and unloading groups, buses may use the Independence Transportation Center adjacent to the National Constitution Center. The entrance is located on Race Street between 5th Street and 6th Street. Download the map for buses [PDF] for more information.

For parking, buses may use the Callowhill Bus Center, located on Callowhill Street between 2nd Street and 3rd Street.

Public Transportation

SEPTA

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority offers a vast option of transit services, including buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, subways, and regional rail.

To get to the National Constitution Center, use the Market-Frankford Line subway and get off at 5th Street Station, or use the Route 38, Route 44, or Route 48 buses.

For more information, call 215.580.7800 or visit septa.org.

PATCO

The Port Authority Transit Corporation offers a high-speed train line between Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.

To get to the National Constitution Center, use the PATCO Speedline and get off at 8th Street Station.

For more information, call 856.772.6900 or visit ridepatco.org.

Amtrak

Amtrak provides train service to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. 30th Street Station also provides access to SEPTA public transit.

For more information, call 800.USA.RAIL or visit amtrak.com.

Phlash

The Phlash is a quick, easy, and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions. The bright purple trolley stops at 6th and Market Streets near the National Constitution Center.

For more information and the seasonal schedule, call 800.537.7676 or visit phillyphlash.com.