The Present Parkway
Today's Benjamin Franklin Parkway would no doubt make its namesake proud. Extraordinary museums, exceptional schools, businesses, and residences line a colorful, diagonal mile from City Hall to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Parkway serves as a vibrant setting for many major events throughout the year, including the 4th of July concert and fireworks, charity walks and runs, and the Thanksgiving Day parade.
Philadelphians and visitors alike visit the Parkway Museums District to explore the cultural institutions, run beneath a canopy of international flags, enjoy the beautiful Fairmount Park setting, and admire the unique outdoor sculptures and fountains.