How to Get to Namas Day

Namas Day takes place at WHYY, located at 150 N. Sixth Street on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, between Race and Arch Streets.

Car-Sharing:

Don’t know anyone else coming to Namas Day? No problem! Now available in the Philadelphia Area, from University City to Northern Liberties, to Center City, Lyft is available for rides in minutes, 24 hours day, 7 days a week. Download the Lyft app to be matched with friendly local drivers at the tap of a button. After the ride, simply pay through your phone.

By Bike:

Don’t have a bike? Getting around Philadelphia on two wheels has never been easier than with the launch of Philadelphia’s first bike sharing program, Ride Indego. It’s green, efficient and a whole lot of fun. Ride indego today!

On Foot:

Voted as the 4th most walkable city in the nation by WalkScore, Philadelphia’s tree lined streets and accessible neighborhoods make exploring on foot the perfect way to see the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection).

Driving Directions

 

From the North:

Travel South on I-95. Take I-676 Center City exit. Turn right onto Callowhill Street; turn left on Sixth Street. Stay on Sixth Street for about three blocks. WHYY will be on your right, just south of Race Street. It’s a two-story building with a curved glass front.

From the South:

Take I-95 North to I-676, Independence Hall, Central Philadelphia. Stay in right lane of the exit ramp, for Callowhill Street. Continue in right lane and follow signs to 6th Street, heading south. Stay on Sixth Street for about three blocks. WHYY will be on your right, just south of Race Street. It’s a two-story building with a curved glass front.

From New Jersey (Ben Franklin Bridge):

Stay in the right-hand lane coming over the bridge; and turn right for Callowhill Street, 6th Street and Independence Hall area. Turn right and you will be on 6th Street, heading south. Stay on Sixth Street for about two blocks.

From I-76 East (Schuykill Expressway):

Follow I-76 to I-676 East (Central Philadelphia); stay in the left lanes as the exit will be off to your left; stay on I-676 East (Central Philadelphia). Follow I-676 to the Ben Franklin Bridge exit; stay in right lane, turn right on 6th Street. WHYY will be on your right, just south of Race Street. It’s a two-story building with a curved glass front.

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:

Take exit 326 (Valley Forge). Proceed to I-76 eastbound. Follow directions above. It is about 17 miles from the Turnpike to I-676 in central Philadelphia.

From I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway):

Follow I-76 West to I-676 (Central Philadelphia); stay on 676 East (Central Philadelphia). Follow I-676 to Ben Franklin Bridge exit; stay in right lane, which turns into 6th Street. Stay on Sixth Street for about three blocks. WHYY will be on your right, just south of Race Street. It’s a two-story building with a curved glass front.

Public Transportation:

Take the SEPTA Market-Frankford line to 8th Street (8th & Market) or 5th Street (5th & Market). Walk to 6th Street. Walk two blocks north to entrance of WHYY. SEPTA regional rail service is also close by at the Market East station. The PATCO High Speed Line to New Jersey stops at 8th and Market.

Suggested Parking:

The Philadelphia Parking Authority manages a secure, 24-hour fully enclosed parking garage, the AutoPark at Independence Mall, located on 6th Street between Arch Street and Market Street. This is the most convenient parking available, however, you can explore alternative parking locations with PPA’s Parking Locator.

Where to Stay

The interactive map below highlights a variety of hotels and hostels in the area.