Parkway Museums District

The Parkway Museums District is a major cultural/educational/civic district that serves hundreds of thousands of city and regional residents, school children, national and international tourists, and generates a significant collective economic impact – in jobs created, visitors, hotel room nights, and both city and state tax revenues. The Parkway Council exists to enhance, promote, and advocate for this exceptional cultural destination.

The Parkway Council consists of the leaders of the Parkway Museums District cultural and educational institutions, as well as organizations with interest in (or responsibility for) the Parkway. The Parkway Council works closely with the City of Philadelphia and other public and private organizations to identify the best strategies for enhancing and promoting the Parkway, and serves as a strategic partner and catalyst to ensure that those strategies are implemented.

Parkway Museums District

Parkway Council, c/o Friends Select School, 17th & Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Facts and Figures

Year Founded: 2003

President/Executive Director: Judi Rogers, Siobhan Reardon

Anchors: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, The Barnes Foundation, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Eastern State Penitentiary (historic site), Fairmount Water Works, The Franklin Institute, Free Library of Philadelphia, Friends Select School, The Logan Hotel, Moore College of Art and Design, Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians, Park Towne Place (apartment residence), Philadelphia Mormon Temple, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, The Philadelphian (condo residence), Association for Public Art, Brandywine Realty Trust, Center City District, Independence Visitor Center, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Staff Size: 1

Annual Operating Budget: $160,000

Funding Sources: Membership dues, corporate support, project-specific grants

Services: Advocacy collaborative marketing with the branding "Parkway Museums District"

Geographic Boundaries: Parkway Council members are either on or in close proximity to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway