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Most people will prefer to take the train into the city, to avoid the frustration of traffic, not to mention the cost and hassles of parking. Monday through Saturday you can board the train at Downingtown Station, only a few minutes away, but on Sunday the train only comes as far West as Malvern. While Malvern Station is slightly closer, the driving time to Paoli Station is about the same, and is the recommended choice for Sunday travel. We have provided driving directions to both stations below. Plan the rest of your travel by using the trip planner on theSEPTA website.
The 2010 Septa Regional Rail, Broad Street Line, and Market-Frankford Line schedules are available for download below, in the "Schedules, Maps, and Brochures" section. Please visit theSEPTA website for any additional schedules or maps you may need for your travels.
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198 W. Lancaster Avenue & Stuart Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
Brandywine Creek Campground to Downingtown Station (6 mi / 14 min)
For those who prefer to drive into the city, there are far too many possible destinations for us to list them all, but below we have provided directions to the Independence Visitors Center, at Independence National Historic Park, which is the most popular destination. For other destinations, we recommend checking some of the websites in the "Other Info and Links" section, below.
Independence Visitors CenterPrint-friendly page
525 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Please see for more information on parking in Old City.
Brandywine Creek Campground to Independence Visitors Center (42.7 mi / 54 min)
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Other Info and Links
  • - the Official website of Historic Philadelphia, Inc., an organization dedicated to enhancing the visitor experience in Philadelphia
  • Independence Visitors Center - the Official Visitor Center for the Greater Philadelphia Region, with information on Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River waterfront, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania.
  • Independence National Historic Park - the 45-acre park comprises much of the historic area of downtown Philadelphia where Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Independence Visitor Center, are located, along with dozens of other historic buildings and educational centers.
  • National Constitution Center - America's most interactive history museum, devoted to the U.S. Constitution and the story of we, the people.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - established in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the United States.
  • Please Touch Museum - a children's museum that focuses on teaching children through interactive exhibits and special events.
  • South Street - one of Philadelphia's largest tourist attractions, known for its "bohemian" atmosphere and its diverse and urban mix of shops, bars, and eateries.
  • The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum - one of the world's greatest collections of racing sports cars.
  • Visit Philly - the official visitor website for Philadelphia travel and tourism information
  • Hello Philadelphia - attractions, venues, things to do in Philadelphia.
  • Philly Fun Guide - cultural events and organizations.
  • Philadelphia Travel - the official convention and visitors site for Philadelphia.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary - a National Historic Landmark that once held mobster Al Capone, open to the public as a museum for tours seven days a week, twelve months a year, with many special events throughout the year.
  • Mutter Museum - run by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the museum boasts a collection of over 20,000 unique anatomic and pathological materials.
  • Betsy Ross House - generally recognized as the place where Betsy Ross lived when she may have made the first American Flag.
  • Christ Church and Burial Grounds - the final resting place of some of our most prominent leaders including Benjamin Franklin and four other signers of the Declaration of Independence, one of America’s most interesting Colonial and Revolution-era graveyards, with 1,400 markers on two beautiful acres right in the heart of historic Philadelphia.
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site - once rented by American author Edgar Allan Poe, it is his only surviving residence in Philadelphia.
  • Fairmont Park Mansions- considered among the most significant architectural examples of eighteenth and early nineteenth-century homes in the United States.
  • Philadelphia Zoo - America's first zoo... a 42-acre Victorian garden that is home to more than 1300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.
  • Rodin Museum - the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin's works outside Paris, including bronze castings, plaster studies, drawings, prints, letters, and books.
  • Rodin Museum - located on the Delaware River, the museum showcases the region's maritime history with two floors of exhibit galleries, a wooden boat workshop, and more.
  • Franklin Institute - Dating back to 1824, one of the oldest centers of science education and development in the United States, the Institute also houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
  • RiverLink Ferry - the most entertaining way of crossing the Delaware River from May to September, when visiting the Camden Waterfront and historic Penn's Landing.
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