The Conference Center at CHF
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702
Tel: 877.CHF.4550

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.

Driving Directions

Written directions from major points in the Philadelphia area are available below:

  • From Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway)
  • Traveling South on the NJ Turnpike
  • Traveling North on I-95
  • Traveling South on I-95


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.

Mass Transit

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, PHLASH and other visitor trolleys also make stops within easy reach of CHF as they navigate through Old City.


Please use the Bourse Garage, located on 4th Street, between Market and Chestnut streets. 4th Street runs south. The Bourse Garage is situated between the Ritz Movie Theatre and the Omni Hotel, on the west side of the street.

The Museum at CHF

The Museum at CHF

Explore the fascinating history of chemistry and the role science plays in the modern world at our museum in Philadelphia.

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