ACCESS Admission Partners

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.ansp.org | (215) 299-1000

SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38 & 48. Indego Station: 33rd and Market (3318 Market St)
At the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and wander through a tropical garden filled with live butterflies.


The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.aampmuseum.org | (215) 574-0380

SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 61. Indego Stations: 9th and Arch  (813 Arch St) 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St).

Founded in 1976, AAMP is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.


American Swedish Historical Museum

1900 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145
www.americanswedish.org | (215) 389-1776

SEPTA Broad Street Line and Bus Route 17

Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years.


Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
www.barnesfoundation.org  | (215) 278-7200

SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38 & 48. Indego Stations: 21st and Winter (2090 Winter St) 302 N. 19th St.

Explore the world’s greatest collection of post-impressionist and early modern art with masterpieces by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, plus African sculpture, and more. With classes, tours, live musical performances, and family programs, there’s something for art lovers of all ages. A visit to the Barnes Arboretum in Merion is a wonderful way to extend your experience of the Barnes Foundation’s legendary art collection on the Parkway. The Arboretum is open for the season May 1 – November 1, 2015, Fri-Sun, 10am – 4pm. Free parking available.


Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
historicphiladelphia.org | (215) 629-4026

SEPTA Bus Routes 5, 48, 57, 17, 33 & SEPTA Market-Frankford Line. Indego Station: 2nd and Market (215 Market St).

The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America’s rich history. The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century. Tour the house and then stay a while longer to learn more about Betsy and her exciting life and times through our interactive, historical programming.


Brandywine River Museum

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Brandywine.org | 610.388.2700 | No public transportation

 

Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known artists to the area. Important portraits, still life paintings and notable holdings in American illustration add diversity and breadth to this unique collection.


Chanticleer Garden

786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087
www.chanticleergarden.org | (610) 687-4163

Directions on website
Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home. The 2017 season begins on March 29th and ends on October 29th.


Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground

Christ Church: Second Street above Market
Christ Church Burial Ground: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.christchurchphila.org | (215) 922-1695

SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes: 5, 17, 33, 48, 57

Known as “The Nation’s Church” because of the famous Revolution-era leaders who worshiped and were buried here, including Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross. *$2 admission includes a guided tour of the Burial Ground.


Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
www.easternstate.org | (215) 236-3300

SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 43 & 48 Indego Station: 23rd and Fairmount (2237 Fairmount Ave)

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.


Franklin Square – Parx Liberty Carousel

200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Historicphiladelphia.org | (215) 629-4026

SEPTA Bus Routes 47, 47M, 61. Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St).

Center City’s only carousel features a zebra, a lion, an eagle, a dragon, and more! Hop on this spectacular All-American style carousel featuring hometown racehorse heroes Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones. *Please check venue’s website for current hours of operations.


Franklin Square – Philly Mini Golf

200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
historicphiladelphia.org | (215) 629-4026

SEPTA Bus Routes 47, 47M, 61. Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St).

Putt your way through Center City’s ONLY 18-hole miniature golf course, featuring the iconic symbols of Philadelphia featuring Elfreth’s Alley, the Ben Franklin Bridge, Chinese Friendship Gate, Boathouse Row, The Liberty Bell and more.

Please note: The ACCESS Admission discount does not apply to the seasonal events: Spooky Golf & The Lantern Festival. Be sure to check venue’s website for current hours of operations.


FringeArts

140 N. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19106
Fringearts.com | 2015.413.1318 | 2nd & Market on Market Frankfort Line or Bus Lines: 21, 25, 5, 57, 48, 17
FringeArts presents world-class, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking.

FringeArts is the only Live Arts ACCESS partner, so the process of attending events there is different from the museums. Here is what you need to know:

  1. Become a FringeACCESS Member.  Register on the FringeArts Website (Register Here) or by calling 215-413-1318. Once a Member, you can purchase future tickets through the website, by calling, or by coming to the box office in person.
  2. Buy your ticket. Tickets can be purchased online using your unique FringeAccess Membership login information, or by calling 215-413-1318.  Tickets can be reserved by phone to be paid for at the box office before the show. With your ACCESS card, you can get up to 4 tickets discounted to $2 each for any FringeArts performance, excluding independently produced Fringe Festival shows.
  3. Enjoy the Show! At the box office you will be asked to verify your purchase your ACCESS card and pay for the tickets if not completed in advance.

Keep in mind:

There are a limited amount of Access tickets available for each performance, but more may be available closer to the date of the show.

If tickets are reserved but unclaimed at the box office twice from the same account, the account will be canceled.

The FringeArts Staff is here to help! If you have questions. Email them at patronservices@fringearts.com or call 215-413-1318. You can also click here for FringeACCESS page.


Grumblethorpe

5267 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
www.philalandmarks.org/grumblethorpe-1 | (215) 843-4820

SEPTA Chestnut Hill East Line, or BSL then SEPTA Bus Route 23

Located in historic Germantown, Grumblethorpe is an 18th-century farmstead that was once the summer home of the Wister family. In the early 1800s, an observatory and clock were built in the residence. It also features a farmhouse, two-acre garden, greenhouse, and chicken coop. Grumblethorpe offers many educational programs to local schools and students.


Independence Seaport Museum

211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.phillyseaport.org | (215) 413-8655

SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 25, 33 & 42. Indego Station: Foglietta Plaza 3 Dock St

The Independence Seaport Museum is the region’s primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials from the Greater Delaware Valley, Port of Philadelphia & other urban ports of the Delaware River.

Note About Parking: Independence Seaport Museum does not own a parking facility. Individual cars may park in the Hyatt Hotel Parking garage lot and have your parking ticket stamped at our Visitor Services for a reduced rate, to be paid upon exiting the garage. We also recommend street parking along Chestnut Street or Front Street.


Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion

8046 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136

www.phillybutterflypavilion.com 215-664-8950

SEPTA Bus Route 66

Learn about the most successful group of animals in the world…insects! Enjoy two stories of exciting and educational exhibits filled with an amazing assortment of arthropods, including tarantulas, scorpions, and praying mantids! Get up close and personal with butterflies in our year-round Butterfly Pavilion! Our museum is home to a striking and immersive tropical ecosphere filled with hundreds of native and tropical butterflies fluttering around guests. This grand space is sure to surprise and inspire!

**The Insectarium section is NOT wheelchair accessible and requires the guest to climb stairs. The Butterfly Pavilion is fully accessible**


James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
www.michenermuseum.org | (215) 340-9800

SEPTA Doylestown Regional Rail Line

The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American Art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences.


Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road, Kennet Square, PA 19348
www.longwoodgardens.org | 610-618-1000

Directions on website

Experience exquisite Gardens that elevate the art of horticulture amid the relaxing beauty of Longwood. *ACCESS Cardholders are able to purchase general admission tickets to Longwood Gardens on-site and do not need to reserve timed-tickets in advance* 


Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
www.morrisarboretum.org | (215) 247-5777

SEPTA Chestnut Hill Train and Bus Routes 97 & L

Spend time with family and friends exploring Morris Arboretum’s 92-acre lush and colorful gardens. Discover your favorite garden spaces and learn from 12,000 labeled plants, trees and flowers.


Museum of the American Revolution

101 South Third Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

www.amrevmuseum.org 215.253.6731

SEPTA buses stopping near the Museum include routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121.

From the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War of Independence, and from signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the American Republic, the Museum’s core exhibition explores the ideas, events, and legacies of America’s revolutionary beginnings.


Mutter Museum

19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.muttermuseum.org | (215) 563-3737

All SEPTA Trolley Lines, and Bus routes 7, 9, 21, 31, 42, 44, 48, 62, 124 & 125. Indego Station: 23rd & Market (2241 Market Street).

America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its collections of anatomical specimens, models and medical instruments in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting.


National Constitution Center

525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.constitutioncenter.org | (215) 409-6700

SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 38, 44 & 48. Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St).

Step inside the Museum of We the People and be inspired by rare artifacts, interactive exhibits, theatrical performances, timely conversations on current events, and more. Plus, don’t miss the iconic Signers’ Hall, featuring life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.


National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.libertymuseum.org | (215) 925-2800

SEPTA Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, 121 & Market-Frankford Line. Indego Station: 15th and Market (1515 Market St).

The National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving America’s heritage of freedom by encouraging people to find their own place in the story of liberty. Visitors to the Museum enjoy an inspiring and entertaining experience, as they interact with incredible stories of heroes and a collection of contemporary art.


National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th and Market Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.nmajh.org | (215) 923-3811

SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 & 57. Indego Station: Independence Mall (519 Market Street).

Family-friendly and cutting-edge, NMAJH brings to life the 360-year history of Jews in America, tracing the stories of immigrants becoming Americans. Enjoy hands-on, interactive displays, original films, historical documents, and fascinating artifacts — including Stephen Spielberg’s first camera, Hank Greenberg’s bat, and Irving Berlin’s piano. *Children 12 and under are free


Penn Museum

3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
www.penn.museum | (215) 898-4000

SEPTA Trolley Lines 11, 13, 34, 36, Bus Routes 21, 42, 40 and Regional Rail Airport, Marcus Hook/Wilmington/Newark and Media/Elwyn Lines. Indego Station: University City Station (3051 South Street).

Explore ancient Egypt and the mummies, Asia, Africa, the Americas, Mesopotamia and the ancient Mediterranean world at this world-renowned museum. Enjoy gardens, shopping, and a café!


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118-128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.pafa.org | (215) 972-7600

SEPTA Broad Street Line, Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 4, 16, 27 & 48. Indego Stations: Municipal Services Building (1401 John F Kennedy Blvd) and Pennsylvania Convention Center (1321 Arch Street).

Located in the heart of Center City, PAFA is the nation’s oldest Museum and School of Fine Arts, boasting a vast collection of American art ranging from the 18th century to the present.


Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent

15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.philadelphiahistory.org | (215) 685-4830

SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 62. Indego Stations: Independence Mall (519 Market Street) 8th and (Market 834 Market Street).

The Philadelphia History Museum showcases an array of historical objects, art, and artifacts that tell the story of Philadelphia, from its founding in 1682 to the present day.


Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
www.philamuseum.org | (215) 763-8100

SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48. Indego Station: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the greatest museums in America. Offering fun and educational programs for all ages, the museum is an ideal place to spend time with friends and family looking at art.


Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
www.phillymagicgardens.org | (215) 733-0390

SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 40 & 47. Indego Station: 11th and South (1015 South Street).

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art.


Physick House

321 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.philalandmarks.org/physick-house | (215) 925-7866

Please call to make sure we are open before arriving

SEPTA Bus Routes 12, 42, 57. Indego Station: 4th and Walnut (422 Walnut Street).

Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

The Physick House, built in 1786, is the former home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the “Father of American Surgery” who cared for notable figures such as Dolly Madison and Andrew Jackson. The house is the only freestanding Federal townhouse remaining in Society Hill. It features a large garden and a medical museum on the second floor, along with beautifully decorated and furnished period rooms.


Please Touch Museum

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
www.pleasetouchmuseum.org | (215) 581-3181

SEPTA Bus Routes 38 & 40. Indego Station: Parkside and Belmont (4601 Parkside Ave).

The Please Touch Museum enriches the lives of children ages seven and younger by creating learning opportunities through play, enabling us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. ** Please Note: This discount does not apply to Countdown to Noon on New Year’s Eve. 


Powel House

244 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.philalandmarks.org/powel-house-1 | (215) 627-0364

Please call to make sure we are open before arriving

SEPTA Bus Routes 12, 42, 57. Indego Station: 4th and Walnut (422 Walnut Street).

Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

Powel House was the residence of the last mayor of Philadelphia under the Crown. This Georgian brick mansion was built in 1765 and has entertained notable guests from George Washington to Benjamin Franklin. Visitors today can stroll through the room where the Washingtons danced on their wedding anniversary and view the elegant colonial garden.


Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
www.japanesehouse.org | (215) 878-5097

SEPTA Bus Routes 38, 40, PhillyPhlash Stop #12. Indego Stations: Parkside and Belmont (4601 Parkside Ave).

Shofuso is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally ranked garden in West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007. Shofuso is open for visitation and group tours from April to October. Note about Accessibility: There are areas at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden that are not wheelchair accessible. To learn more, please click here.


The Franklin Institute

222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.fi.edu | (215) 448-1200

SEPTA Market Frankford, Broad Street, and Regional Rail Lines & SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38. Indego Station: 21st and Winter (2090 Winter St).

Experience live science happening all around you! Walk through the iconic, two-story tall Giant Heart, travel to faraway galaxies in the Fels Planetarium, see explosive, live science shows, and more—be sure to visit The Brain Bar where you can touch a real (plastinated) human brain. Fun for all ages!


Tyler Arboretum

515 Painter Road, Media PA 19063
http://www.tylerarboretum.org | 610-566-9134

SEPTA: Media/ Elwyn Regional Rail Line

Located in the heart of Delaware County, PA, Tyler Arboretum is a place of natural beauty and history dating back to the time of William Penn. Today, Tyler serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education, and the preservation of natural lands.


Waynesborough

2049 Waynesborough Road, Paoli, PA 19301
http://historicwaynesborough.org | (610) 647-1779

SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line

Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

Held by the Wayne family as a private estate until 1980, Waynesborough is a sprawling property in Easttown Township that once was the residence of Revolutionary War hero “Mad” Anthony Wayne who served alongside George Washington. Waynesborough is now a home museum that features a Georgian-style house and even hosts historical reenactments from time to time.


Wharton Esherick Museum

1520 Horseshoe Trail, Malvern PA 19355
www.whartonesherickmuseum.org | 610-644-5822

SEPTA: Paoli/Thorndale line

Wharton Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing,” is evident in the joyful expression of his work, inviting the eye and the hand. A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there. Please call for tour reservations.


Woodmere Art Museum

9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
www.woodmereartmuseum.org | 215-247-0476

SEPTA Bus Route L & Regional Rail Chestnut Hill West line.

Woodmere is housed in a 19th-century stone Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill. The building, grounds and the nucleus of the Permanent Collection are the benefactions of Charles Knox Smith who wished “to awaken the spirit of, the appreciation of, and the knowledge of art… in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding territory.” Today, the Permanent Collection consists of more than 3,000 works of art, celebrating the art and artists of Philadelphia.