The historical Fairmount neighborhood in North Philadelphia is home to some of the city's most famous architecture, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Located north of Center City, Fairmount hosts a score of museums and cultural hotspots like the Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, Free Library of Philadelphia, Franklin Institute, and the Academy of Natural Sciences—all along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Take a stroll around Eakins Oval and run up the famous Rocky Steps. If you're looking for more thrills, check out Eastern State Penitentiary, which once held Al Capone. This neighborhood is a must-see for Philadelphia first-time visitors.
Getting Around Philadelphia
The best way to get around Philadelphia is by walking. The city's extensive bus, trolley, subway and train system is useful for cross-town adventures. An $11 day pass makes the most sense for visitors.
- Philadelphia International Airport-PHL
- $28.50-flat rate to Central Philadelphia
Things to Do and See Near Fairmount
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Independence Hall
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Philadelphia City Hall
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- Boathouse Row
- Franklin Institute
- Eastern State Penitentiary
- Franklin Field
- Temple University