Pope Francis Visit 2015 |Chestnut Hill is Open for Business

The Papal visit to Philadelphia occurs Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. Chestnut Hill West is one of the train stations open to move people to and from 30th Street Station. The Pope will be attending the World Meeting of Families which is at the Philadelphia Convention Center.The Philadelphia Department of Commerce describes this event as “a snowstorm without the snow”.

-Chestnut Hill will be Open for Business on those days. Follow the hashtag #OpeninPHL for special offers throughout the weekend.

Our shops and restaurants will be open. Some specials celebrating the pope’s visit are:

Iron Hill Brewery is offering a special Pap-Ale, Night Kitchen Bakery is selling Papal Peace Cookies; Borelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery is hosting an exhibit of art entitledItalian Heritage: Commemorating the Visit of Pope Francis, Kitchen Kapers is selling solar powered statue of Pope Francis waving,Woodmere Art Museum has an exhibit of biblical art, and Threadwell is selling t-shirts with the inscription Pope, Philadelphia PA.

Chestnut Hill College has a series of events related to the Papal visit. You can read about them here:

Parking information

-A limited number of parking spots will be available in the Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation lots for SEPTA pass holders traveling the CH West line to Center City.

-Travelers are encouraged to arrange for drop off and pick up in Chestnut Hill due to parking limitations

-The CH West parking lot will be closed for parking throughout the weekend. A detailed map can be found here

-There is parking available in the other SEPTA parking lots in Chestnut Hill.

Road closure information inChestnut Hill

-W. Evergreen Avenue