Travel, Lodging, Directions & Parking

Fraktur and the Everyday Lives of Germans
in Pennsylvania and the Atlantic World, 1683-1850

March 5-8, 2015

Philadelphia is easily accessible by plane, train, or automobile. Amtrak service is frequent on the Northeast Corridor line between Washington and Boston. Most major airlines serve Philadelphia International Airport. SEPTA commuter trains, various limousine services, and taxis provide quick transportation from the airport to Center City or University City.


Lodging options in the Center City/University City areas of Philadelphia include:

Club Quarters
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
(215) 222-0200
(800) 445-8667.

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
(215) 735-9300
Click Here for Website

Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel
1701 Locust Street
(215) 735-6000
For reservations, call (888) 201-1718 or
Click Here for Website

Sheraton University City Philadelphia
36th and Chestnut streets
(215) 387-8000
Click Here for Website

Directions & Parking

This conference encompasses multiple venues. Our partner institutions provide the following information regarding directions to and parking at or near their facilities:

The Free Library of Philadelphia (Central Branch): http://libwww.freelibrary.org/branches/branch.cfm?loc=CEN

The Philadelphia Museum of Art*: http://www.philamuseum.org/visit/?page=2

The University of Pennsylvania**: http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/visit/directions-and-parking

The German Society of Pennsylvania: http://www.germansociety.org/contact.html

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1049

*Note that the Friday morning session is in the Perelman Building while the Saturday afternoon session is in the Main Building. The buildings are across the street from one another, but you may wish to consider your parking options accordingly.

For those who prefer to leave their cars at the PMA for the day, shuttle busses will run from the Perelman Building to the University of Pennsylvania’s Houston Hall (3417 Spruce Street) between the morning and afternoon sessions, and return from Houston Hall to the PMA at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m.

**Note that this page includes a link for directions to Houston Hall (3417 Spruce Street), where the Friday afternoon sessions will be held. The Friday reception will be held at the McNeil Center, about a block away at 34th and Walnut. If you choose to park in a parking garage, the Chestnut 34 and Penn Museum garages are most convenient to these locations (http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/maps/parking).


The conference is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required.