Historic Philadelphia, Inc. News & Events!
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
Our most popular school program is now available virtually! Historic Philadelphia, Inc.'s acclaimed educational programs based on authentic history and unique interpretive programming are available for classes across the country and around the world.
Curated videos of the Betsy Ross House, Story Stroll, and Arch Street Meeting House are accompanied by curricular materials created by educators and connected to Common Core standards.
THE BETSY ROSS HOUSE HAS REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC!
The Betsy Ross House is now open for self-guided tours of the Historic House. Following the tour, Betsy Ross will be in the Courtyard so you can hear stories from the First Lady of the American Flag! Please review updated Visitor Information and Health and Safety information before visiting.
You can now browse The Betsy Ross House Museum Shop ONLINE! Visit betsyrossgifts.com to browse online inventory and purchase merchanidse!
ONCE UPON A NATION
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.
EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2021! The seven-acre Franklin Square brings the magic of the holidays back with new health protocols, including sanitization stations, social distancing reminders, and limited capacities on attractionsplenty of fresh air so that guests can safely enjoy new and old traditions.
Enjoy Winter in Franklin Square presented by Citizens, play 18 holes of wintery splendor while playing Chilly Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98, spin with holiday music on the Parx Liberty Carousel, get active and move your feet along the Snowy Silly Stroll.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS AT FRANKLIN SQUARE
Celebrate Black History Month at Franklin Square! Hear historical stories of Philadelphia Black history from a Once Upon A Nation storyteller during Storytelling Sundays, and hear music by legends Gamble and Huff as you play a round of Chilly Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98.
CHINATOWN SCAVENGER HUNT IN FRANKLIN SQUARE
In celebration of the 2021 Lunar New Year, Franklin Square is partnering with the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation to host the Chinatown Scavenger Hunt. Celebrate the Year of the Ox while exploring Chinatown blocks, with chances to receive wonderful prizes.
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.
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