The Rittenhouse Guesthouse

17th & Latimer Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19102

​Tel:  215-772-1901

Managed by:

VSA Property Group

P.O. Box 30158

Philadelphia, PA 19103



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Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

world class art museum, housing more than 300,000 works spanning 2,000 years


The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

housing over 800 paintings by Impressionist and Modernist masters


Rodin Museum

2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

over 140 of  Auguste Rodin's works


The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St.

celebrating and interpreting African American history and culture


National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall E

preserving and interpreting the American Jewish experience


The Franklin Institute

222 N. 20th St.

hands-on science museum


Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the USA




Avenue of the Arts

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

300 S. Broad St.

home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philadanco, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society


Academy of Music

240 S. Broad St.

concert hall & opera house, home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.


Merriam Theater

250 S. Broad St.

touring Broadway shows


Wilma Theater

265 S. Broad St.

winner of 39 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater


Suzanne Roberts Theater

480 S. Broad St.

home of the Philadelphia Theatre Company

Historical Attractions

Independence Hall

520 Chestnut Street

birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution


National Constitution Center

525 Arch St.


Liberty Bell Center

6th & Market Sts.


Carpenter's Hall

320 Chestnut St.

hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774


Congress Hall

6th & Chestnut Sts.

meeting place of the U.S. Congress and home of the US Capital from 1790-1800


Declaration (Graff) House

7th & Market Sts.

location of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson


Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Ave.


Elfreth's Alley

126 Elfreths Alley

America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street

     Local Attractions

Philadelphia Welcome Centers

  • Independence Visitor Center-located at 6th & Market Streets on Independence Mall

  • Fairmount Park Welcome Center-located at 16th St. & JFK Blvd. in Love Park


Reading Terminal Market

  • Philadelphia’s historic public market, featuring: locally grown and produce; Amish specialties; fresh meats, seafood, and poultry; handmade confections and baked goods; and a wide variety of restaurants.  Located at 12th & Arch Streets.


Philly PLASH Downtown Loop

  • Quick, easy, and inexpensive bus route to key destinations throughout center city Philadelphia

  • May-Labor Day, 7 days a week, service every 15 minutes

  • Sept.-Dec., Fri, Sat., Sun., service every 15 minutes

  • Stops at: Penns Landing / National Museum of American Jewish History, National Constitution Center, Reading Terminal Market, Shops at Liberty Place, The Barnes Foundation, The Franklin Institute, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Zoo, and Please Touch Museum

  • $5 all-day pass, $2 single ride, children 4 and under and Seniors ride free


Indego Bike Share

  • Philadelphia's bike share program

  • 60 stations located around the city-2 stations located within 2 blocks of The Rittenhouse Guest House

  • Purchase a pass at any station

  • Return bike at any station