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APS Museum Hours and Directions

American Philosophical Society Museum
Philosophical Hall (adjacent to Independence Hall)
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA

UNDAUNTED: Five American Explorers, 1760–2007

APS Museum
Through 28 December 2008

Fall & Winter Hours
(Labor Day – March 1) Museum
Friday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Museum

Spring & Summer Hours
(March 1 – Labor Day)
Thursday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Additional Spring & Summer Evening Hours
(May 1 – Labor Day)
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays

Closed Holidays
Donation Requested


Advance reservations are required for groups of ten or more. Special group tours may be scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays. To schedule a guided tour of the exhibition for your
group or class, please e-mail eowens@amphilsoc.org or call 215-440-3427 during normal business hours.

UNEXPECTED: Contemporary Artists at the APS Museum


The APS Museum in Philosophical Hall is located around the corner from Independence Hall in Philadelphia's historic district at 104 South Fifth Street. The building is on the west side of Fifth Street, just south of Old City Hall, which is on the corner of Fifth and Chestnut streets. Metered street parking is available, and there is a garage in The Bourse building (enter between Market and Chestnut streets on Fourth).

Getting to the APS Museum by car
The APS Museum is easily reached via Routes I-95, I-76 and I-676.

Getting to the APS Museum by train
Philadelphia is served by Amtrak, which operates rail service along the Northeast Corridor (Boston to Washington and Atlantic City, N.J. to Harrisburg, Pa.). Inter-city service is provided to many points south and west. The Amtrak Station in Philadelphia is located at 30th and Market Streets, which is a convenient hub for public transit.

Getting to the APS Museum by bus
For intercity travel, the Greyhound Terminal is located at Tenth and Filbert Streets, within walking distance of the APS: walk two blocks south to Chestnut Street and five blocks east to Fifth Street. For travel within Philadelphia, SEPTA operates a large fleet of buses and trolleys through the city and suburbs. The Phlash is another bus service connecting several attractions throughout the city.

Getting to the APS Museum by public transit
SEPTA offers "regional rail" lines that connect the city and many of its Pennsylvania suburbs, and PATCO and NJ Transit offer similar services for many of the New Jersey suburbs. SEPTA also operates subways/elevated trains and trolleys throughout the city. The most convenient subway line to the APS is the Market-Frankford Blue Line, which connects 30th Street Station to Fifth and Market Street, one block north of the APS.

Keep Informed of APS Museum Events
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Volunteer at the APS Museum
If you would like to volunteer for the APS Museum, we would like to hear from you! Email Jackson Shellenberger, Marketing Coordinator, at jshellenberger@amphilsoc.org for more information.

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