*New Year’s Eve Countdown 2 Noon® Event tickets required for entry. No general admission 12/31/14.  Get your tickets here!

Admission

General Admission

Members: Free
Under the age of one: Free
Children and Adults: $17
Groups of 15 or more: please call (215) 581-3168 for reservations and discount group rates

Hours of Operation

General Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve*: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CLOSED: Thanksgiving and Christmas Days

*New Year’s Eve Countdown 2 Noon® Event tickets required for entry.  No general admission 12/31/14.  Get your tickets here!

Cafe Hours:
Daily 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
*Please Touch Cafe will extend their hours to 5:00 p.m. during holidays and peak season.

Directions, Parking, Public Transportation

Location

Please Touch Museum
Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131

ATTN GPS USERS:
Use “4231 N. Concourse Drive” for directions

From Center City

  • 76 West to Montgomery Drive Exit (#341)
  • Turn left at the light onto Montgomery Drive
  • Continue on Montgomery to Belmont Avenue
  • Make a left onto Belmont Avenue
  • Follow Belmont Avenue to Avenue of the Republic
  • Make a left onto Avenue of the Republic
  • Follow for a short distance Memorial Hall is on the left

From the West

  • 76 East to Montgomery Drive Exit (#341)
  • Make a right off the ramp onto Montgomery Drive
  • Continue on Montgomery to Belmont Avenue and make a left onto Belmont Ave
  • Follow Belmont Avenue to Avenue of the Republic and make a left onto Avenue of the Republic
  • Follow a short distance Memorial Hall is on the left

From City Avenue

  • Take City Avenue to Belmont Avenue
  • (If you are coming from the Expressway, turn LEFT onto Belmont. If you are coming from the Wynnewood area turn RIGHT onto Belmont)
  • Follow Belmont Avenue to Avenue of the Republic, make a left onto Avenue of the Republic
  • Follow a short distance Memorial Hall is on the left

From I-95

  • Take I-95 North/South to I-676 West
  • Follow I-676 to I-76 West
  • Take I-76 West to Montgomery Drive Exit (#341)
  • Turn left at the light onto Montgomery Drive
  • Continue on Montgomery to Belmont Avenue
  • Make a left onto Belmont Avenue
  • Follow Belmont Avenue to Avenue of the Republic
  • Make a left onto Avenue of the Republic
  • Follow for a short distance Memorial Hall is on the left

Parking Info

On-site parking is available in Please Touch Museum’s parking lot directly next to the Museum. Parking is $8.00 per car and free for museum members. Prices subject to change.

Public Transportation (SEPTA)

Bus Information:
Septa bus route 38 stops directly in front of Memorial Hall.  Bus routes 40, 43 and 64 make stops within walking distance of Memorial Hall.

Regional Rail:
All Regional Rail lines make stops at Suburban Station (16th Street and JFK Blvd.). From this station, the 38 bus is easily accessible (from 15th Street and JFK). Memorial Hall is about 20 minutes away from Suburban Station by bus.

To find the best SEPTA route from your exact location to Memorial Hall, visit www.SEPTA.org, click Plan My Trip and enter your location information.

PHLASH

The PHLASH is the quick, inexpensive and easy connection to key destinations throughout Center City and Please Touch Museum with service every 15 mins,10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

        • May – December 31, 2014: Runs 7 days a week
        • The Phlash Holiday Loop will run through December 31, 2014 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm

See PHLASH map for travel planning, use stop #9 to transfer for Please Touch Museum.
For pricing and more info visit, www.phillyPHLASH.com

 

Amtrak®

amtrakAmtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator.  A record 31.2 million passengers traveled on Amtrak in FY 2012 on more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Amtrak operates intercity trains in partnership with 15 states and contracts with 13 commuter rail agencies to provide a variety of services. Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for more information.

NJ Transit

From North Jersey, ride NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor train to the Trenton Transit Center and connect with SEPTA’s R7 Regional Rail Line to Center City Philadelphia.

From South Jersey, the River Line operates to the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden. Transfer to either a NJ TRANSIT bus or PATCO to Center City Philadelphia.

Once in Center City Philadelphia, the 38 bus is easily accessible (from 15th Street and JFK) and Memorial Hall is about 20 minutes away.

For specific transit information, visit www.njtransit.com