141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Oct. 31, SATURDAY, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Nov. 5,12, 19, THURSDAYS 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 26, Thursday-Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, FRIDAYS 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 SATURDAYS 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29, SUNDAYS thru WEDNESDAYS Closed

Dec. 3, 10, 17, THURSDAYS  APPT. ONLY 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 4,11,18 FRIDAYS 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 24, Dec. 31,THURSDAY, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 25, Jan. 1Fridays-Closed for Christmas; Closed for New Year’s Day
Dec. 5,12,19, 26, Jan. 2, SATURDAYS 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 6,13, 20,SUNDAYS12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – MONDAYS thru WEDNESDAYS Closed
Dec. 27, Jan. 3, SUNDAYS thru WEDNESDAYS Closed










Note: The Center is an ADA compliant facility.

Directions to the Center

Traveling I-95 North

From Delaware or the Philadelphia International Airport

  • Exit 20 (Washington Ave) and continue straight.
  • Turn left at S Columbus Blvd.
  • Turn right toward Market St.
  • Turn left toward Market St.
  • Turn right at Market St.
  • Turn right onto N 3rd St.
  • You will see the Center on the right side of the street on the corner of 3rd and Quarry St.
Traveling I-95 South

From Northeast Philadelphia and Trenton

  • Exit 22 (Central Philadelphia; Independence Hall; Callowhill St.)
  • Exit 22 is a two-lane exit on the left. As you exit, get into the right lane to follow Independence Hall/Callowhill St.
  • When coming off the ramp, keep to the left at the fork and merge onto N 2nd St.
  • Follow N 2nd St. and turn right onto Arch St.
  • Once on Arch St., take the second right onto N 3rd St.
  • You will see the Center on the right side of the street on the corner of 3rd and Quarry St.

From New York or New Jersey

  • Take Exit 4 off the New Jersey Turnpike.
  • Follow 73 North to 38 West.
  • Take 38 West to 30 West. WATCH CAREFULLY!
  • Follow all signs that say CAMDEN/PHILADELPHIA to the BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE.
  • Go over the bridge and stay in the far right lane.
  • Take the 6th St. SOUTH/INDEPENDENCE HALL Exit.
  • At this exit, go ALL THE WAY around to the right.
  • Keep as far right as possible so that you are headed back parallel to the bridge.
  • This street dead-ends into 4th St.
  • Follow 4th St. until you hit Market St.
  • Make a left onto Market St and drive one block to 3rd St.
  • Turn left onto 3rd St.
  • You will see the Center on the right side of the street on the corner of 3rd and Quarry St.

From Western Suburbs (I-76 E)

  • Take Exit 344 on your left toward Central Philadelphia – Vine St. Expressway/I-676 E/US 30 E.
  • Take the exit on the right for I-676 E/Ben Franklin Bridge. You will not be going over the bridge.
  • Turn right at the end of the ramp onto 6th St.
  • Follow 6th St. down until you hit Market St.
  • Make a left onto Market St and go 3 blocks to 3rd St.
  • Turn left onto 3rd St.
  • You will see the Center on the right side of the street on the corner of 3rd and Quarry St.
Public Transportation

Take the Market-Frankford El to 2nd St. exit (2nd and Market) walk over to 3rd St. Alternatively, SEPTA buses #17, #33, and #48 all stop at 3rd and Market. Walk two blocks north on 3rd to 141 N. 3rd St.

For more information, visit SEPTA’s website.

Indego Bike Share bike stops are located nearby at 2nd and Market and 5th and Market. For more information about Indego bike program and its stops, click here.


Reserved Parking Information: We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near the Center. View real-time availability and pricing at many locations within easy walking distance to The Center for Art in Wood.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking for your visit in advance, if driving.

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Main phone number: 215-923-8000

Interested in Job and/or Internship opportunities, click here.

Interested in Volunteer opportunities, click here.

If you have questions about…

  • events and programs, donations, membership, press and media inquiries
    please call ext. 103 for Katie Sorenson, Community Engagement Manager, or by email at
  • group tours, venue rentals, sale of artwork, and inquiries related to the Len Scherock Museum Store
    please call ext. 104 for Lori Reece, Director of Administration, or by email at
  • exhibition touring, the Center’s collection and/or research library, and the Windgate ITE International Residency Program please call ext.102 for Karen Schoenewaldt, Registrar, or by email at
  • Sponsorship opportunities, the Cambium Giving Society, the Evergreen Society, and gifts of stock, please call ext. 105 for Fred Kaplan-Mayer, Managing Director, or by email at
Philadelphia Exhibitions


The Center for Art in Wood showcases four to five exhibitions a year, ranging from functional, everyday works of art to contemporary sculptures.

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Museum Collection

Museum Collection

Our museum collection consists of over 1,200 hand-made objects from around the world.

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Art Events


See our upcoming events, from opening receptions to workshops. We’ve love for you to visit.

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Rent the Center

Rent the Center

The Center for Art in Wood is available for private events, including birthday parties, nonprofit fundraisers, and family get-togethers.

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Group Tours

Group Tours

Tours generally last one hour and include a history of the Center and a personal tour of the current exhibition.

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Research Library

Research Library

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library helps preserve the exciting history of wood turning and woodworking and their continuing evolution as a contemporary art form.

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