Traveling to the Seaport

Below is important traveling information to know before your next visit to Independence Seaport Museum.  We break down the parking options, provide directions, and public transportation information.


Due to the construction along Columbus Boulevard for the I-95 Cap Project, allowing extra travel time to get to the museum is encouraged. We apologize for the inconvenience.  


Parking is available in the Hilton Penn’s Landing Parking Garage, located next to Independence Seaport Museum on Columbus Blvd. This lot is operated by USA Parking System.  The Independence Seaport Museum is able to provide a “chaser” ticket to this lot, which will discount parking.  Please note, the discount is only valid for up to five (5) hours.    

ADA Accessible Parking

ADA accessible designated parking spaces are available next door in the Hilton Parking Garage. The parking lot can be entered at the intersection of Walnut Street and Columbus Boulevard.

Parking lot at The Independence Seaport Museum


Independence Seaport Museum is located on Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing waterfront. We are a short walk from the Old City historic district and can be accessed on foot either from Market Street (Follow the steps down to the river and then walk along the water until you see our building.) or from Columbus Boulevard (Cross over Columbus Boulevard via Dock Street, make a left at the Hilton, and then a right at the Walnut Street light. Then continue straight until you see our building). 

Public Transportation

  • SEPTA: Bus routes 17*, 21*, 25, 42*, and 48. Market-Frankford Line, 2nd street station
  • PATCOThe 8th & Market stop is the closest to the Museum, just a quick cab ride or walk through the historic district.
  • Use GoPhillyGo for biking, walking, and public transportation directions to visit us.
* Indicates routes that have been rerouted due to the closure of the Chestnut Street Bridge. Please click here to learn more.

visit the seaport museum

Immerse yourself in award-winning exhibitions and climb aboard the Olympia, a nineteenth-century cruiser, and the Becuna, a World War II-era submarine.