Directions to CHF
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702
CHF is located along Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia's Old City, within easy reach of Interstates 95 and 76, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station (for Amtrak trains from New York, Washington, D.C., and other popular stops along the Northeast Corridor), and the Philadelphia International Airport.
Written directions from major points in the Philadelphia area are available below. Nearby parking options are listed at the bottom of this page.
- From Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway)
Exit at I-676/US 30 East (Vine Street Expressway). Travel approximately one mile, and get off at the exit for I-676/US 30/Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which brings you onto 6th Street. Stay right as you exit to avoid going over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Follow 6th Street three blocks south to Market Street. Turn left onto Market Street (you will pass the Liberty Bell Pavilion on your right after you turn onto Market). Take Market to 4th Street and turn right onto 4th. Go one block, then turn left onto Chestnut Street. CHF is on the left between 4th and 3rd streets.
- Traveling South on the NJ Turnpike
- Traveling North on I-95
- Traveling South on I-95
Take Exit 22, following the signs for the Historic Area and Independence Hall. Go straight on 2nd Street to Market Street. Turn right onto Market and go two blocks to 4th Street. Turn left onto 4th Street and go one block to Chestnut Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street. CHF is on the left between 4th and 3rd streets.
Taxis are available from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station for the two-mile trip to CHF.
From 30th Street Station you may also take the Market-Frankford Subway (the Blue Line), which is part of SEPTA, the public-transportation system serving the Greater Philadelphia region. Enter the subway at the corner of Market and 30th Streets. Take the eastbound train to the 2nd Street stop. Walk west on Market Street one block until you reach 3rd Street. Turn left onto 3rd Street. Walk one block to Chestnut Street; turn right onto Chestnut. You’ll see CHF’s main entrance shortly on your right.
Taxis are available from Philadelphia International Airport for the 11-mile trip to CHF. The rate from the airport to CHF is approximately $30. The SEPTA R1 Airport train stops at each airport terminal and reaches both the 30th Street Station and the Market East Station, where you can change to the Market-Frankford Subway line (see under Amtrak). Please see SEPTA online or ask at the airport information desk for schedules and directions. The Center City Hotel Shuttle System, located on the Baggage Claim level of Philadelphia Airport, is another option.
SEPTA buses stopping near CHF include routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121. All SEPTA Regional Rail Lines serve Market East Station at 10th and Market Streets, which is a few blocks' walk or a quick ride on the bus or subway. SEPTA Market-Frankford Line has stations at both 2nd and 5th Streets on Market, just around the corner. In addition to SEPTA service, the PHLASH and other visitor trolleys also make stops within easy reach of CHF as they navigate through Old City.
There are several parking garages located within a mile from CHF. Recommended options include: