The Great Plaza @ Penn's Landing
(on Columbus Boulevard between Market Street & Walnut Street)
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From the North
Take I-95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue). Exit to left, stay in left lane and make a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbus Boulevard. Dockside apartments will be on your right. Remain straight for approximately 1/2 mile. Enter Great Plaza on right at Walnut Street or Market Street.
From the South
Take I-95 North to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue/Pennís Landing). At the end of the ramp make a left onto Columbus Boulevard.
Remain straight for approximately 1 mile. Enter Great Plaza on right at Walnut Street or Market Street.
From the East
From Ben Franklin Bridge:
Stay in the Right Lane. At the end of the bridge, make a quick right on the 5th Street Exit. Follow 5th Street to Spring Garden Street, and make a right. Follow Spring Garden Street 5 blocks to Columbus Boulevard.
Make a right onto Columbus Boulevard (It will be approximately 1/2 mile down on the left). Enter Great Plaza on left at Market Street or Walnut Street.
From the West
Take 76 East to the Central Philadelphia Exit (676 East/Vine Street Expressway Exit). Follow 676 East to 95 South (Philadelphia Intíl Airport). Follow 95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue). Follow directions for 95 South.
Septa Bus Routes. Both 21 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza. Routes 17, 33, & 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. From there head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Great Plaza will be on the right.
Making the free interchange connection generated from many points at the 15th Street Station, take the Market-Frankford Elevated Line (the Blue line) to:
The Second Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Great Plaza will be straight ahead.
For more information call SEPTA at (215) 580-7800.
From the Historic District and Old City, head East on either Market, Chestnut, Walnut or South Streets. Cross Front Street and walk over the pedestrian walkways to Columbus Boulevard. Once on Columbus Boulevard the Great Plaza will be straight ahead.
We recommend walking, biking or taking public transportation to the event if possible. If you are driving, there is a parking lot right at Penn's Landing Great Plaza. It is $20 for the entire day. Turn onto Walnut Street from Columbus Blvd. to access the parking lot. If only staying for a bit, you may want to find metered street parking in Old City. There are also many other parking lots in Old City that may be cheaper. I typed "Parking In Old City" into the google machine for you. Click here to see the list.