By Public Transportation
Take the Trolley
Detour Alert: As a part of the Woodland Avenue Bridge Project, the Route 11 and 36 trolleys will be on detour via Chester Avenue (typical Route 13 pattern) and then use the tracks on 49th Street to get back to Woodland Avenue for the Route 11 and back to Grays/Lindbergh for the Route 36.This detour will start sometime in March 2018 and will continue through June of 2019 (~15 months).
Take #36 trolley to 54th Street.
Coming westbound from City Hall:
- Get off at the northeast corner of 54th and Lindbergh Boulevard.
- Cross Lindbergh and walk west over the railroad bridge; the Garden entrance will be on the left. Come down our long driveway and you’ll find the Welcome Center.
Coming eastbound from Eastwick:
- Get off at the southwest corner of 54th and Lindbergh.
- Turn right into our long driveway and come straight down until you reach the Welcome Center.
The Bicycle Coalition offers a bike map to Bartram’s Garden, courtesy of Google maps.
When you arrive at the Garden, come down our long driveway to the Welcome Center. Bike racks are available across from the Welcome Center and near the administration building.
When the Schuylkill River Trail is completed by the end of 2018, you will be able to ride, walk, and jog directly from Center City to the Garden.
Bartram’s Garden is located less than 15 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, is convenient to I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) and I-95 and accessible by public transportation. Free parking is available in our visitor parking lot.
To navigate using GPS, use the address “5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA.”
From the West via 76 (Schuylkill Expressway)
- Travel 76 East to Exit 346B: University Ave and Grays Ferry Ave. Bear left while on exit ramp.
- Turn left at the traffic light at the end of the ramp onto University Avenue/34th Street.
- Turn right at next light onto Gray’s Ferry Avenue. Get into the left lane as you go over the big bridge that spans the Schuylkill River. There is a traffic light at the end of the bridge.
- Turn left onto Paschall Avenue at that light.
- Turn left at next light onto 49th Street.
- Bear left when 49th Street splits. This is when 49th St. turns into Lindbergh Blvd.
- Stay straight through the traffic light at Lindbergh and 54th St. Cross small railroad bridge.
- Turn left at our entrance shortly after the light.
- Stay straight down our long driveway until it dead ends. Turn left and park in the visitor lot.
From Center City
Take 23rd Street south below Market Street and merge right on to Gray’s Ferry Avenue just beyond South Street, then follow the directions above.
From Delaware, the Blue Route (476) and points South via I-95 North
- Follow I-95N past Philadelphia International Airport.
- Take Exit 13, Central Philadelphia, 76/291 West, and continually keep to right.
- Take exit for 291 West. Turn right on to Island Avenue and stay right.
- Cross under highway and turn right at light on Bartram Avenue and left at second light on to Essington Avenue.
- Proceed straight on Essington and turn left at first light on 70th Street.
- Go straight and turn right at next light on to Lindbergh Boulevard.
- Follow Lindbergh Boulevard to Garden entrance on right just after Elmwood Avenue joins with Lindbergh.
From New Jersey and points North via I-95 South
Follow I-95S past Center City. Take Exit 14, Bartram Avenue, and proceed to second light at Essington Avenue. Turn right and follow directions above.