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The Philadelphia Phlash is Back

The Phlash, Philadelphia’s popular downtown tourist trolley, is in operation from early March to late November. The bright purple vehicle runs along Market Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Penn’s Landing to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with passenger drop-offs at, or near, the city’s attractions. Tickets can be purchased at the Independence Visitor Center, located at Sixth and Market Streets, or when getting on the trolley. The trolley stops roughly every 10-12 minutes at various places along the route.

Managed by the Center City District and operated by the Philadelphia Trolley Works, The Phlash offers daily service from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The loop is close to 8,000 hotel rooms and 40 places of interest. The price is just $1 per person, per ride; children under five and senior citizens are free. Riders can also choose an all-day pass or an all-day family pass.


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1. Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia’s water district along Columbus Boulevard from Washington Avenue to Spring Garden Street, - Independence Seaport Museum, restaurants and shops, Great Plaza and Festival Pier - event staging areas

2. 3rd and Market Streets – Historic Philadelphia’s Old City with restaurants and shops

3. 6th and Market Streets - Independence Visitor Center (remember you can purchase trolley tickets/passes here), Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, National Constitution Center

4. 8th and Market Streets - Port Authority Transportation Corporation (PATCO) Station, Market East shopping, The Gallery at Market East, Atwater Kent Museum - the city’s history museum

5. 12th and Market Streets - Pennsylvania Convention Center, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Market East Station, Reading Terminal Market – historic farmer’s market, bus terminal, Chinatown

6. Juniper and Market Streets - City Hall, Masonic Temple with guided tours, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – the nation’s oldest museum just 2 blocks north

7. 16th Street and JFK Boulevard - Suburban Station, JFK Plaza/LOVE Park (bring your camera and take photos of this romantic public sculpture)

8. Benjamin Franklin Parkway - at 16th Street Suburban Station, JFK Plaza/LOVE Park

9. Benjamin Franklin Parkway - at 19th Street Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Logan Square, Academy of Natural Sciences - museum with behind-the-scenes tours, Free Library of Philadelphia, Franklin Institute Science Museum - the most visited museum in the state, Moore College of Art and Design

10. 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Rodin Museum – a gift to the city, Eastern State Penitentiary – a historic prison located 5 blocks north


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11. 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fairmount Water Works (discover the Schuylkill River from drinking water to transportation and water’s role in the Industrial Revolution), Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive, Fairmount Park with it famous house tours

12. 20th and Winter Streets - Franklin Institute Science Museum, Please Touch Museum – a children’s museum, Logan Square, Moore College of Art and Design, Academy of Natural Sciences, Free Library of Philadelphia

13. Logan Square, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

14. 17th and Arch Streets - Suburban Station, JFK Plaza/LOVE Park

15. 17th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets - Shops at Liberty Place with 60 of the finest shops in Philadelphia including J.Crew, Godiva Chocolatier, Ann Taylor Loft, Bandolino, Crabtree and Evelyn and Douglas Cosmetics - Rittenhouse Square (3 blocks south), Rittenhouse Row

16. Chestnut Street at Broad Street - Avenue of the Arts, City Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts with afternoon tours Tuesday to Saturday, theaters and dining

17. Market Street at 12th Street - Pennsylvania Convention Center, SEPTA Market East Station, Reading Terminal Market, bus terminal, Chinatown

18. 8th and Market Streets - PATCO Station, Market East shopping, The Gallery at Market East, Atwater Kent Museum

19. 6th and Markets Streets - Independence Visitor Center, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Lights of Liberty, National Constitution Center

20. 2nd and Market Streets - historic Philadelphia’s Old City with restaurants and shops

21. Return back to Penn’s Landing

*Details subject to change without notice.


The Independence Visitor Center Corporation
One North Independence Mall West
Sixth and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(800) 537-7676

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

1700 Market Street, Suite 3000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 636-3300
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 599-0776

Photos Courtesy: Independence Seaport Museum, Independence Hall with Commodore John Barry Statue, LOVE Statue, Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Eastern State Penitentiary and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau