A main cultural center of Philadelphia, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway captures minds and eyes with its museums and galleries, including The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University , The Franklin Institute , Barnes Foundation , Free Library of Philadelphia , Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art .
Many iconic Philadelphia attractions sit in the boundaries of Logan Square.
This leafy stretch also hosts large-scale parties, such as the annual Made in America concerts, a local Fourth of July celebration and Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Logan Square is easily accessible by public transportation. SEPTA Regional Rail lines and buses stop at Suburban Station. The east-west Market-Frankford Line and north-south Broad Street Line subways both converge at City Hall.
Many enjoy the bird’s-eye view of the area from atop double-decker tour buses, which stop at various area museums.
The neighborhood’s namesake landmark offers city residents and visitors a welcome outdoor respite along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Inside Logan Circle, a large traffic circle at 19th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the majestic Swann Memorial Fountain attracts visitors. Designed by Philadelphia-born sculptor Alexander Calder, the massive fountain represents the region’s major waterways: the Delaware, Schuylkill and Wissahickon.
Some of the city’s top attractions including Moore College of Art & Design, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Free Library of Philadelphia, Sister Cities Park and The Franklin Institute surround the circle.