Local Area

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
This beautiful and historic church is modeled after the Lombard church of San Carlo al Corso in Rome. It is of the Roman-Corinthian style of architecture. The Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia was founded in 1846.

Address: 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Hours: Mon- Fri 7:30AM – 5:00 PM,
Sat 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sun 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fairmount Water Works
Housed in one of Philadelphia’s most recognizable landmarks, Fairmount Water Works (FWW) is dedicated to fostering stewardship of shared water resources by encouraging informed decisions about the use of land and water. FWW has interactive, user-friendly exhibits and programs about water in our world that explore its past, present, and future impact.

Address: 640 Water Works Drive
Hours: Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Sun 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Franklin Institute
Founded in 1824, this Philadelphia institution features three floors and a brand new expansion full of interactive science exhibitions, 3D and IMAX Theaters, and a Planetarium that inspire a passion for learning about science and technology in everyone! Discover how science can help take you the extra mile at SportsZone, the newest permanent exhibit that explores how sports connects the science of the human body, laws of motion and technical innovation with high-energy experiences like a surfboard challenge and interactive pitching cage.

Address: 222 N. 20th Street
Hours: Sun-Sat 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Overlooking one of the nation's oldest and most culturally vibrant cities, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes nearly a million visitors each year, encouraging them to embark upon a walk through time that extends across two millennia and six continents. The collection includes some 225,000 works of art.

Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Hours: 10:00 AM– 5:00 PM

Reading Terminal Market
One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building, the Market offers the widest variety of restaurants under one roof plus an incredible selection of locally grown produce and the finest assortment of cheeses, baked goods, and confections.

Address: 12th and Arch
Hours: Open Every Day 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Rodin Museum
Just a few blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and houses one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the celebrated late 19th-century French sculptor Auguste Rodin. With extraordinary works of art and a spectacular
garden, the Rodin Museum offers a calm retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Perhaps the most famous sculpture in the world, The Thinker beckons visitors as they approach the historic Meudon gate in front of the Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Address: 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Hours: Wed – Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Closed Tuesdays