Pope Francis in Philadelphia



Walking Routes and Ticketed Areas for the Pope’s Visit

Designated walking routes

Fairmount

Park

To all areas

To Parkway ticketed area

Parkway secure zone

Saturday and Sunday

 

To Parkway general-public areas

Festival of

Families;

public Mass

To Independence Hall ticketed area

Ticket holders only

 

Pope Francis’ public appearances

No public access

 

Open Center City train stations

Art

Museum

SPRING GARDEN ST.

General public,

Saturday and Sunday

Spring

Garden

Mass at

Cathedral

General public,

Saturday only

(Area open with no

screening on Sunday)

 

76

676

Franklin

Square

Independence Hall

secure zone

Convention

Center

Independence

Mall speech

Ticket holders only

 

30th St.

Station

JFK BLVD.

Security entry points

City

Hall

2d Street

Jefferson

Parkway ticketed area

 

Parkway general public

 

Independence Hall

ticketed area

 

95

WALNUT ST.

Washington

Square

Walnut-

Locust

Rittenhouse

Square

9th-10th

and Locust

(PATCO)

MILES

LOMBARD ST.

University

City

0

1/2

FITZWATER ST.

The U.S. Secret Service and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have announced details on which of Pope Francis’ events in Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and 27 will require tickets, and the locations of designated walking routes to help manage the movement of the one million visitors who are expected to visit.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, 10:30 a.m.
Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at a privately ticketed event for the clergy and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Speech at Independence Hall, 4:45 p.m.
The secure zone for Independence Hall for the pope’s address on immigration and religious freedom will be open only to ticketed guests. On Tuesday, 5,000 free tickets will be released online to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The archdiocese will provide details on Friday on how to access the tickets.

Visit to the Festival of Families, Ben Franklin Parkway, 7:30 p.m.
The general public can attend this event free of charge, but can get no closer to the stage on Eakins Oval than 20th Street. The secure area west of 20th Street, closest to the stage, is reserved for ticketed guests. Those receiving tickets include all World Meeting of Families participants, members of the archdiocese’s 219 parishes, members of neighboring dioceses, and representatives of other faith communities.

Sunday, Sept. 27

Mass at Eakins Oval, Ben Franklin Parkway, 4 p.m.
As with the Festival of Families, this event is also free to the general public, but the secure area closest to Eakins Oval will be reserved for ticketed guests.

To ease congestion, visitors on Sunday will no longer be screened to enter the Parkway secure zone east of 17th Street.

Prohibited items

These items will not be permitted past the security entry points. The Secret Service also may prohibit items not listed below that are determined to be a potential safety hazard.

• Aerosols
• Ammunition
• Animals, except for service animals
• Backpacks and bags exceeding 18" x 13" x 7"
• Balloons
• Bicycles
• Drones
• Explosives, firearms, or weapons
• Glass, thermal, or metal containers
• Hard-sided coolers (soft-sided thermal coolers are allowed)
• Laser pointers
• Mace or pepper spray
• Packages
• Selfie sticks
• Signs exceeding 5' x 3' x 1/4" made of any material except cardboard, poster board, or cloth
• Structures
• Supports for signs and placards
• Toy guns

 SOURCES: U.S. Secret Service; Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer