Public Transit to the Ethical Society
Transit is a great way to get to the Ethical Society!
We are about a 7 to 9 minute walk from Suburban Station (SEPTA Regional Rail) and the 15th Street MFL (subway) stop. Another option is to catch the No. 17 bus anywhere along JFK Blvd., as it turns south on 19th Street and stops a short half block away at 19th and Locust Streets. The New Jersey PATCO line Locust Street stop is also just a couple of blocks away.
You may find it helpful to use the SEPTA Trip Planner
We are at 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia PA 19103
We have a Bike Rack in front of our building
Vehicle Parking at the Ethical Society
When Attending Sunday Platform Services
On Sunday the City allows us to park on certain streets near the Ethical Society. You must get a permit from the Society office, and place it on your dash, visible through your windshield.
For Business Visitors
There are passenger loading zones in front of most of the buildings on the south and west sides of the square, and those are good options for a brief visit, up to about 3o minutes. Street parking around the Ethical Society can be very difficult. The blocks north of us have kiosks that take credit cards or the “MeterUP” app. A few blocks still have parking meters (quarters needed). The blocks south of the Ethical Society are all 2-hour limit, and spaces are rare. Please check all the signs and kiosk info to be sure you are in compliance. If you are making a longer business visit, please inquire in advance for garage and parking lot recommendations.
For Special Events
There are many parking garages and lots in the area. Special event hosts may pre-arrange for discount parking for their events at the Parkway Garage located at 1845 Walnut Street, right across the park from our building. Event planners and hosts are given the information to request discount vouchers if they choose to do so. With the voucher, parking cost is $15. Requests must be made to Parkway at least one week in advance. The Ethical Society does not provide event parking services.
If event parking has not been pre-arranged, the closest garage is still the 1845 Walnut Street Parkway Garage. Two blocks father away, the 1818 Market LAZ Garage, (entrance actually 5 S. 19th) offers $13 parking on evenings after 4 pm and weekends all day. If an open lot is preferred, there are several small lots near by, prices vary. Reliable open lot parking may be found at the large Parkway lot at 24th and Sansom Streets, cost is usually $20, it is about 5 minute walk.
Many Center City parking customers find the “Spot Hero” app helpful.
No endorsement of any parking garage or service is given or implied by the Ethical Society