Housing and Meals

Workshop staff will be arranging for a block of hotel rooms a short walk from the NEH/Franklin Workshop Site adjacent to Independence National Historical Park.  Staff will also assist Summer Scholars in arranging roommates from within the group cohort.

The historic district has a plethora of choices for daily meals.  In addition to a host of restaurants and delis, the neighborhood includes small grocery stores, pharmacies, and other shops.  Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a short walk from the hotel.  Many former Summer Scholars have found it to eat a Philadelphia cheesesteak, or several Philadelphia Cheesesteaks, during their week in Philadelphia.

Following NEH policy, family members and guests are not permitted to attend any workshop lectures or activities; as such, we do not encourage Summer Scholars to bring partners or family members, to allow participants to fully focus on the workshop’s daily activities.