Historic Philadelphia, Inc. News and Events!


Franklin Square Fountain Show ends season October 31!

Franklin Square’s 180-year-old, historic centerpiece has been renovated and updated into a dynamic state-of-the-art Fountain Show featuring spectacular dancing water effects and colored lights choreographed to music.

Enjoy free day and evening shows through October.

Spooky Mini Golf

Philly Mini Golf is transformed into spooky fun for the season with fog, lights, music, and surprises.

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You may think you know the story of Betsy Ross and America's first flag, but have you heard the details from Betsy herself?

Visit the Betsy Ross House
Who is the First Lady of the Stars & Stripes?

Colonial Chocolate Making

Meet three female entrepreneurs and learn how women played an active role during the American Revolution - from making important military supplies, like flags and musket cartridges, to choosing "patriotic" beverages like chocolate and coffee, rather than tea. Sample the hot chocolate drink that colonists enjoyed. Sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery.

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Final Weeks of Independence After Hours

Journey back in time to 1776, including a Colonial-inspired dinner at Historic City Tavern and a secret visit to Independence Hall after closing.

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Tippler's Tour Colonial Pub Crawl Returns!

The popular Cheers & Beers Tippler's Tour will return for the holiday season for four nights only, so purchase your tickets in advance!

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Get the latest information about programming and activities for October!

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

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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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