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Driving

GPS Devices Use: 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118
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From Wilmington, Delaware and points South »
From New York and Points North and East »
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Parking

Parking is available adjacent to the Visitor Center and near the Wetland walking path. Sometimes the parking lot near the Visitor Center reaches full capacity and visitors are asked to park near the Wetland. When this happens, a shuttle provides transportation between the parking lot and the top of the hill.


Public Transportation

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Biking

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Driving Directions

From Center City Philadelphia:

Cars Only, Avoiding Expressways. Take the Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum, bear right onto Kelly Drive, follow Kelly drive to the end onto Lincoln Drive (about 4 miles), follow Lincoln Drive to the end (3.6 miles), turn right onto Allens Lane, Allens Lane ends at Germantown Avenue (.4 miles), turn left.  Follow Germantown Avenue through Chestnut Hill, after descending a long hill, turn right on Northwestern Avenue (2.6 miles at Chestnut Hill College and Lincoln Woods), the Arboretum entrance is 750 yards on the right at 100 East Northwestern Avenue.

Tour Bus Only. Take Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) to the Blue Route (476 N), getting off at Exit 19 - Plymouth Meeting. Follow signs for Germantown Pike East. Take Germantown Pike for 4 miles to Northwestern Ave (After Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, on left). Turn left onto Northwestern Avenue. The Arboretum entrance is about a quarter mile on the right.


From Northeast Philadelphia:

Take Roosevelt Boulevard to Levick Street. Turn on Levick and go two miles to Tookany Parkway, and make left; then go to first light and make a right on Cheltenham Avenue. After about 4 miles, Cheltenham ends at Papermill Road; go left on Papermill for two miles. At the top of the hill is Bethlehem Pike; cross Bethlehem Pike and bear right; you'll be on Stenton Avenue. Turn left on Northwestern Avenue, and turn left into Arboretum gate.


From Wilmington, Delaware and points south:

Take I-95 North to the Blue Route (476 N); get off at exit 19 (old exit 8) (Plymouth Meeting). Make a right onto Germantown Pike. Continue on Germantown Pike (it becomes Germantown Avenue) for just over 3 miles; turn left on Northwestern Avenue. Arboretum entrance is about 1/4 mile on the right.


From New York and Points North and East of Philadelphia:

From New York take the New Jersey Turnpike south (or from other points Route I-95 South) to the Pennsylvania Turnpike West to the Norristown exit (Old Exit 25 -- New Exit 333), Take Germantown Pike East (it becomes Germantown Avenue) for just over 3 miles; turn left on Northwestern Avenue. Arboretum entrance is about 1/4 mile on the right.


From UPenn:

Head east on Market St toward N 34th St. Turn left onto John F Kennedy Blvd. Take the Interstate 76 W ramp to Valley Forge. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-76 W/Valley/Forge and merge onto I-76 W. Take exit 340A toward Lincoln Dr/Kelly Dr/Germantown/Wissahickon Park. Merge onto City Ave. Slight left to merge onto Lincoln Dr. Turn left onto Emlen St. Continue onto Cresheim Valley Dr. Turn left onto Germantown Ave. Turn right onto E Northwestern Ave. Arboretum entrance will be on the right.

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Public Transportation

From Center City Philadelphia:

Accessible via Chestnut Hill East (#R7) or Chestnut Hill West (#R8) trains. Get off at Chestnut Hill stop. Chestnut Hill East is 2.4 miles from the Arboretum entrance, and Chestnut Hill West is 2.3 miles from the entrance. You can use a taxi service, Uber or Lyft to take you directly to the Arboretum from either Chestnut Hill station. All bus options from the train stations involve walking approximately .5 miles plus the Arboretum’s driveway.

Bus from Chestnut Hill East station: take the "L" bus at Bethlehem and Germantown toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall. Bus MUST say "Plymouth Meeting" or it won't pass close enough to the Arboretum. Ask to get off at the Germantown Avenue & Northwestern Avenue stop. Walk down Northwestern Avenue for .5 miles past Chestnut Hill College and the apartment complex until you come to the black wrought-iron gate of the Arboretum.

From Chestnut Hill West, Rt. 97 Bus goes past Chestnut Hill West rail station along Germantown Avenue and continues on down to the intersection of Germantown & Northwestern Avenues.


From UPenn:

Walk to 30th Street Station. Take Chestnut Hill West Line Train towards Chestnut Hill West (31 mins, 10 stops). Walk to Germantown Avenue & Bethlehem Pike (1 minute). Wait for "L" bus toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall. Bus MUST say "Plymouth Meeting" or it won't pass close enough to the Arboretum. Ask to get off at the Germantown Avenue & Northwestern Avenue stop. Walk down Northwestern Avenue for .5 miles past Chestnut Hill College and the apartment complex until you come to the black wrought-iron gate of the Arboretum.

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Biking

From Center City Philadelphia:

Get on the Schuylkill River Trail anywhere along the river. Follow the trail along Kelly Drive untill you reach Ridge Avenue. Cross the street and go left along Ridge Avenue. The street crosses over a small bridge that goes over the Wissahickon Creek (a waterfall will be on your right). Take your first right onto the bike trail directly after the bridge. This is the beginning on the Wissahickon Trail/Forbidden Drive. Follow this trail to Northwestern Avenue (about 7.5 miles) Turn right up Northwestern Avenue (you will see Northwestern Horse Stables on your right). Cross over Germantown Avenue and continue on Northwestern Avenue for another 0.5 miles. The entrance will be on your right. Bike racks are located next to the parking lot. Bikes are not permitted on any trails in the Arboretum. The entire ride is about 12 miles and will take approximately 50 minutes.

Please note: Mountain Bikers need a permit to take the offroad trails in the park. This does not include Forbidden Drive. Please click here for permit information.

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For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!


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Alerts & Updates


COVID-19 Response

In response to the unprecedented public health crisis related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Morris Arboretum will close to the public as of March 14, 2020 until the University of Pennsylvania feels that is it safe to re-open. Learn more about the Univerisity's response on the University of Pennsylvania’s dedicated Coronavirus website: coronavirus.upenn.edu. Please know that this decision was made after careful deliberation and that our priority is to do all we can to ensure the safety and well being of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Information pertaining to public health is rapidly evolving and, as such, it is not yet known when we will reopen. We will be vigilant in our efforts to keep our website up-to-date and we will communicate directly to members and class registrants via email with the latest details.

The following information is provided in anticipation of some of the questions you may have relative to the following categories:

Individuals who have registered for a class
It is our intention to provide a refund to individuals who have registered for a class that occurs during this temporary closure. We are working as quickly as possible to process your refunds in the manner in which you paid. If you have questions, please contact education@morrisarboretum.org.

Annual Membership
We appreciate your patience at this time. We know that early spring is the most natural time to come out to the Arboretum for a walk in the gardens to enjoy the fresh air, but maintaining public health must be our priority. We look forward to seeing you in the gardens just as soon as we are reassured that it is safe for all of our visitors to return. We will keep you updated on any developments, but in the meantime, if you have any questions about your membership, please contact members@morrisarboretum.org.

Planned Events
Any individuals that have planned events will receive outreach directly from a staff member to discuss your options.

We will continue to update the community as soon as information is available and is consistent with the evolution of this dynamic situation. Questions may be directed to info@morrisarboretum.org.

We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and we thank you for your support. Please stay connected with us through Facebook, Instagram, and our website.

Resources
Center for Disease Control (CDC): cdc.gov/coronavirus
University of Pennsylvania’s dedicated Coronavirus website: coronavirus.upenn.edu

Unfortunately, Out on a Limb will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31, 2020 due to scheduled maintenance.

The Garden Railway will not be operational from 2:00 PM Friday (July 19) through the weekend (July 20-21). The trains will open for normal operation on Monday, July 22nd. Our Train Master reported that the trains will not operate in the excessive heat, citing electrical, track and rolling stock failures.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Garden Railway trains are not running Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th due to inclement weather.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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Alerts & Updates

Advance tickets are not required to visit but are strongly encourage for first time visitors.

The Garden Railway will not be operational from 2:00 PM Friday (July 19) through the weekend (July 20-21). The trains will open for normal operation on Monday, July 22nd. Our Train Master reported that the trains will not operate in the excessive heat, citing electrical, track and rolling stock failures.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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