Visit the Center

Philadelphia Center for Architecture
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Photo by David Bender
Visit the Center

Address
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 569-3186


Hours
Open 7 Days a Week!
Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm

Visit the Center

Open 7 Days a Week!

Getting Here

The Center, located near Philadelphia's City Hall, is easily accessible by foot, bike, bus, subway, regional rail, cab, & car. Limited street parking is available. Nearby parking lots and garages are listed below.

For detailed information on public transit options, please visit SEPTA.org.

Parking

Metered Street Parking: 1-2 hours max

Nearby Lots:

  • 13th + Market - Five Star Parking
  • 12th + Race - Parkway Corporation

Nearby Garages:

  • 12th + Arch - Parkway Corporation
  • 13th + Arch - Convention Center Parking
  • 45 N 10th - Philadelphia Parking Authority

for current rates and more parking options, visit PhilaPark.org

Holidays

The Center for Architecture is closed to the public only six days per year:

  • New Year's Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Around the Neighborhood

  • You can't come to Philadelphia without visiting the culinary wonder that is Reading Terminal Market. Located one block from the Center, stop by for lunch, dessert, and just about anything else your heart desires.
  • Watch artists in action as they explore art in different mediums while working in a collaborative environment. The Fabric Workshop and Museum, located next door to the Center at 1214 Arch Street, is free to the public.
  • Looking for a taste of Asian fare? Head over to Philadelphia's Chinatown, see the stunning Chinatown Friendship Gate just two blocks away at 10th and Arch Streets.
  • Visit Philadelphia's City Hall, the largest, most decadent municipal building in the country and a landmark in Center City.