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Women’s March 2018: Philly street closures, route, and time

Everything you need to know about the march on Saturday

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Last year’s Women’s March on Philadelphia brought some 50,000 people to the Parkway who marched to the Philadelphia Museum of Art with 2.9 million marchers all around the world. This year’s march returns this weekend with the same route and is expected to draw similar crowds to the city’s streets.

On the most basic, non-political level, this means road closures, detours, and limited parking on Saturday, January 20. Whether you plan to participate in the event, or just want to know how it’ll impact your commute this weekend, we’ve got you covered.

When will the 2018 Women’s March in Philadelphia take place?

The march kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, but folks will start gathering at Logan Square on the Parkway at 8 a.m. A demonstration will take place following the march and last until 3 p.m.

What’s the route for the Women’s March on Philadelphia?

It’s the same route as last year: It starts at 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway and makes its way to Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

But due to security measures, there will only be certain spots where you can enter the march:

  • 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 20th & Race Streets
  • 20th & Vine Streets

If you only want to attend the rally, here’s where you can enter:

  • 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway (north and south sides)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue & Spring Garden Street
  • 25th Street & Kelly Drive
  • Eakins Oval (south side, near 24th Street)

Which streets will be closed for the Women’s March on Philadelphia?

These roads will be closed from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 20:

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 18th Street and 20th Street (including Logan Circle)
  • 19th Street between Race Street and Vine Street
  • Race Street between 20th Street and Logan Circle
  • 20th Street between Arch Street and Callowhill Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval (all lanes)
  • 21st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street
  • 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Race Street
  • 23rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Spring Garden Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 2000 Winter Street
  • Kelly Drive (outbound) from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Martin Luther King Drive between Eakins Oval and Montgomery Drive
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge at 31st Street (Local access maintained to Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive)

Where can’t I park?

These streets will be closed to parking from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 20:

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th Street to 20th Streets (both sides of the street)
  • 20th Street from Race Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway (east side of the street)
  • 19th Street from Cherry Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)
  • 18th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)
  • 17th Street from Race Street to Arch Street (both sides of the street)
  • 1600 Cherry Street (both sides of the street)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to Eakins Oval (all lanes; both sides)
  • 21st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue & Race Street (both sides of street)
  • 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street (both sides of street)
  • 2100-2200 Spring Garden Street (north side of the street)
  • 2000 Winter Street
  • 1400-1500 JFK Blvd. (north side of the street)

What’s the best way to get to the Women’s March on Philadelphia?

Walking or public transportation are your best bets. Suburban Station and City Hall are the closest SEPTA stops to the Parkway. For bus detours or to find out about potential delays, visit SEPTA’s website for updates.