Chestnut Street (Philadelphia)

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PA Route 3 marker

PA Route 3
Chestnut Street
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 5.57 mi (8.96 km)
Major junctions
West end: PA 3 (Cobbs Creek Parkway) in Cobbs Creek
  US 13 (38th Street) in University City
I‑76 (Schuylkill Expressway) in University City
PA 611 (Broad Street) in Center City
East end: Front Street in Penn's Landing
Highway system

Chestnut Street is a major historic street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was originally named Wynne Street because Thomas Wynne's home was there. William Penn renamed it Chestnut Street in 1684. It runs east–west from the Delaware River waterfront in downtown Philadelphia through Center City and West Philadelphia. The road crosses the Schuylkill River on the Chestnut Street Bridge. It serves as eastbound Pennsylvania Route 3 between 63rd and 38th Streets.

Points of interest[edit]

Independence Hall, a landmark located on Chestnut Street.
Old City Hall on Chestnut Street

From east to west:

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 39°57′10″N 75°10′48″W / 39.9529°N 75.180°W / 39.9529; -75.180