From the West or North
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 24, Valley Forge Interchange. Take I- 76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) approximately 17 miles to Exit 40, South Street to enter the campus. Turn right onto South Street (a bridge at this point) to first stoplight (Convention Blvd). Museum is on left between Convention Blvd and 33rd Street.
From the South
Take I-95 North to PA-291, Platt Bridge. Cross the Bridge onto Penrose Ave to 26th Street and turn left to I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway). Take I-76 West 3 miles to Exit 40, South Street. Turn left onto South Street (a bridge at this point) to first stoplight (Convention Blvd). Museum is on left between Convention Blvd and 33rd Street.
From the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76)
Exit at South Street. Turn west onto South Street (a bridge at this point) to first stoplight (Convention Blvd). Museum is on left between Convention Blvd and 33rd Street.
From the Airport
Take the SEPTA train (every 30 minutes on the half hour) to the first stop (University City/University of Pennsylvania); walk across street between parking decks to side entrance of the Museum. Trip costs $5.00 and takes approximately 22 minutes. Limo service to the Penn Tower Hotel (next door to Museum) is available for approximately $8 leaving every 20 min. (approx. 20 min ride). Taxi will cost $20-30.
By Local Bus
SEPTA bus Nos. 21, 40, 42, 90, and 30 (from 30th Street Station). Also a short walk from 30th Street Station and the 34th Street exit of the Market-Frankford subway line.
From 30th Street Train Station (Amtrak)
Short 10 min. walk to University Museum. Walk to Drexel U. on Market Street to 33rd. Turn left and walk to corner of 33rd and Spruce Streets where Museum is located. Taxi costs approximately $6 and is approximately a 5 minute ride. SEPTA No. 30 Bus runs from the station to campus (fare is $1.60 exact change). Walking not recommended at night.
Street parking is difficult to find and often has a 2 hour limit (strictly enforced). There is a football game on Saturday afternoon which will make parking even more difficult. In the University City area, parking is available in the two garages behind the Museum on Convention Blvd. (one is free standing building at corner of South Street and 32nd Street; other is beside Penn Tower Hotel); rates are $7 and above. Additional parking is located underground below the old Philadelphia Civic Center in front of Penn Tower Hotel and U. of Penn Hospital for $6/day and at the corner of 34th and Chestnut Street for $6/day.
Penn Tower Hotel
Civic Center Blvd. at 34th St., 19104-4385
Phone: (215)387-8333; (800)356-PENN; Fax: (215)386-8306.
Recently renovated luxury hotel located on the University of Pennsylvania's beautiful Ivy League campus. University City SEPTA regional rail station located across the street. Connected by enclosed walkway to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The hotel features 175 richly furnished guest rooms and suites. Standard amenities include complimentary use of University athletic facilities; remote control TV with HBO, ESPN, CNN, and Disney; complimentary newspaper, 24 hour security; modular data ports for modem use; full service restaurant; room service; gift shop; and express check out. Rates: single: $124-$155, double $144-175. Special "faculty rate" (guest of U.) of $105. Space is limited for Friday night. on campus, next door to the University Museum.
University City Hotels
Sheraton University City
36th & Chestnut Philadelphia, PA 19104; tel. 215-387-8000; $100 single; $110 double or more; on campus and close to University Museum
Divine Tracy Hotel
20 S. 36th St., 19104-3370; Phone: (215)382-4310. Near University of Pennsylvania, Civic Center and transportation. 100-room hotel operated by the Standard of Father and Mother Divine, which includes no smoking, no alcoholic beverages, accommodations on separate floors for men and women, and a modest dress code. Dining and laundry facilities, boutique shop, copying and other services. Rates (per person): sgls: with shared bath $28; sgls: with bath $33-$40; dbls: $20-$25. Weekly rates on request. Cash or travelers checks only, very close to University Museum, safe.
3701 Chestnut Street; dormitory accommodations with shared bath; very basic; on campus close to University Museum; tel 215-387-5125; $54/night;
(bed and breakfast) 4520 Chester Ave., 19143; Phone: (215)662-1918. A University City Bed & Breakfast beautifully restored Victorian mansion circa 1889. Nine elegant bedrooms, formal dining room and parlors with period antiques. Trolley stops right out front and stops within 2 blocks of the University Museum. Five minutes to U. Museum; Ten minutes to Center City. Rates: $50-$80. MCC, personal checks accepted (no walking around after dark in this area).
WATERFRONT AND HISTORIC DISTRICT
Clarion Suites (Quality Inn)
1010 Race Street (Chinatown) tel. 215-922-1730 flat rate $99 suites (up to 4 people).
Best Western (Quality Inn)
501 N. 22nd Street tel. 215-568-8300 $89 single, $99 double
Holiday Inn Midtown
1305 Walnut, tel. 215-735-9300 $105 single; $10 for each additional person. AAA discounts available (parking extra)
CITY LINE AVENUE AREA
North American Motor Inn
City Line Avenue and Belmont Ave. tel. 215-878-3100 Near Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), easy to get into West Philadelphia. 2-day rate $49/person; free parking; near Erickson's house.
ART MUSEUM AREA
Ramada Inn (Best Western)
Tel. 215-568-8300 $89 single; $99 double; free parking.
BED AND BREAKFASTS