Directions & Parking

Philadelphia is a very convenient destination by car and is less than a day’s drive away for the majority of the east coast. These directions will lead you to the Independence Visitors Center where you can stop in for additional visitor information, refreshments, restrooms and souvenirs.

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From the South

Take I-95 North. Follow the signs for “Central Phila./I-676” (Exit 22).
Follow signs for Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill Streets. Keep right at the fork in the ramp
Stay straight to Callowhill St. Turn left onto N. 6 th Street.
The Visitor Center parking facility is directly beneath the building on your left on 6th Street.

From the North

There are two options: NJ Turnpike or I-95:

Via the NJ Turnpike:

Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 4.
Take Rt. 73 north to Rt. 38 west to US 30.
Take US 30 west over the Ben Franklin Bridge to I-676. Follow the signs for local traffic (this is Vine Street).
Turn right onto 7 th Street. Turn slight right. Turn slight right onto 6 th Street. Turn left onto Market Street.
Via I-95:

Take I-95 South. Follow the signs for “Central Phila./I-676” (Exit 22).
Follow signs for Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill Streets. Keep right at the fork in the ramp.
Stay straight to Callowhill St. Turn left onto N. 6th Street.
The Visitor Center parking facility is directly beneath the building on your left on 6th Street.

From the West

Take I-76 ( Pennsylvania Turnpike) to the Valley Forge Exit (Exit 326).
Follow signs to Philadelphia I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway).
Remain on I-76 East(Schuylkill Expressway) for about 25 miles until you see signs for Central Philadelphia (Exit 344)
Continue on 676 East ( Vine Street Expressway) to the 8th Street Exit. Make a right onto 8th Street.
Then make a left onto Race Street and a right on 6th Street.
The Visitor Center parking facility is directly beneath the building on your left on 6th Street.

From the East

Take Atlantic City Expressway to 42 North.
Follow 42 North to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Rt. 676), crossing into Philadelphia.
Follow the signs for local traffic (this is Vine Street).
Turn right onto 7th Street. Turn slight right. Turn slight right onto 6 th Street.
The parking Visitor Center facility is directly beneath the building on your left on 6th Street.

Parking During the DNC

Map of road closures:

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