Plan Your Visit
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702
Tel: 215.925.2222 • Fax: 215.925.1954
Public Tours of the Museum at CHF
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. First Friday of the month (March–December)
Use of the Othmer Library
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
- Researchers are asked to contact staff to make an appointment in advance of a visit to the library. Please fill out an appointment request form or call 215.873.8205. A photo ID is required upon arrival.
When planning your visit to the museum or library of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, please note that CHF will be closed on the following days:
- New Year’s Day
January 1, 2015
- Martin Luther King Day (library closed, museum open)
January 19, 2015
- Presidents’ Day (library closed, museum open)
February 16, 2015
- Memorial Day weekend
May 23–25, 2015
- Independence Day weekend
July 3–5, 2015
- Labor Day weekend
September 5–7, 2015
- Papal Visit
September 25–28, 2015
- Thanksgiving Day and the day after
November 26–27, 2015
- Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
December 24–25, 2015
A wheelchair-accessible pedestrian gate is available at our parking lot entrance on 3rd Street, between Chestnut and Market streets. The pedestrian gate is unlocked during regular business hours and for events. If you’re traveling by car, drive up to the parking lot gate, which will open automatically during regular business hours and events. You may park in any open spot marked “Visitor” or in one of two handicapped spots. To enter the building, call our receptionist via the intercom at the East Entrance for Visitors and Staff.
Located along Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia’s Old City, CHF is within easy reach of Interstates 95 and 76, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, and the Philadelphia International Airport.
CHF is situated within walking distance of several hotels. CHF visitors may be eligible for hotel discounts (subject to availability).
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