Historic Philadelphia, Inc. News & Events!


The Betsy Ross House is reopened to the public!  We look forward to welcoming you to the historic house where you can hear from the First Lady of the American Flag! Please review updated Visitor Information and Health and Safety information before visiting.

Purchase your ticket in advance for contactless ticketing!



Please note that all Once Upon A Nation tours and programs, including Tippler's Tours, Independence After Hours, and Storytelling Benches, have been suspended for the 2020 season due to the current public safety restrictions.


An Evening In Franklin Square
Thursday, Sept. 17, 5:30 pm

Please note the new date for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.'s annual FUN-raiser. We invite you to mix, mingle, celebrate, and support Franklin Square!

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PLEASE NOTE: The Franklin Square Playground is temporarily closed due to recent storm damage. We are working on repairs and hope to reopen soon.

We are excited to welcome you back to enjoy the Parx Liberty Carousel, Philly Mini Golf, SquareBurger, outdoor recreation, and Fun for All! Plus, to celebrate our reopening, the free Franklin Square Fountain Show will run performances every 30 minutes from noon until 9 pm! Little ones can stay active with our new Franklin Square Silly Stroll, and everyone can enjoy the outdoors with out walking loop around the park (3x around = 1 mile).

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival Postponed

With the health of our guests in mind, the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square will return in Spring 2021.

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Get the latest information about programming and activities for March and April!

Ways to Give

To designate your United Way workplace program gifts to Historic Philadelphia, Inc., please use our Donor Choice Number: 14106. Contributions made through the United Way support our educational outreach program.

Job Opportunities

Interested in working for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.? View the latest openings below.

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Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

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The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package includes a one- or two- night hotel stay in one of the dozens of participating hotels, FREE hotel parking (up to a $100 value) and a free welcome gift from VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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