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Future Storytellers Contest

Contest closes July 15

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. is looking for the next generation of Once Upon A Nation Storytellers! Kids ages 7 - 12 can enter to win a chance to be a Storyteller for a day, at the award-winning Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches, by submitting a story about their favorite History Hero or Heroine!

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Once Upon A Nation's
10th Anniversary

May 23 - September 7

All summer long, celebrate ten amazing years of Once Upon A Nation right here in Historic Philadelphia! Raise the flag with Betsy Ross, hear the stories of America at the Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches, join the Continental Army at the Military Muster, and take part in the end of day Declaration Readings!

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Once Upon A Nation Itinerary »

Independence Weekend

July, 3 - 4

There's no better place to celebrate Independence Weekend and America's birthday than right here in Historic Philadelphia! Watch history come to life throughout the historic district all weekend with special tours, storytelling, family activites and so much more!

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First Friday Movies Under the Stars and Stripes and Extended Hours at the Betsy Ross House

Friday, July 3, 5 pm

Stop by the Betsy Ross House for a special screening of Not of this Earth in the courtyard and admission to the Betsy Ross House.  a movie in the courtyard. Visitors are encouraged to bring food and a bottle of wine to watch the movie. ($5 admission)

Betsy’s Independence Day Bash

Saturday, July 4, 11 am - 3 pm

Activities for kids, a children’s naturalization ceremony at 1:30 pm, ceremonial bell ringing at 2 pm. FREE!

Independence Day Family Fun in Franklin Square

July 4 - 6, Noon - 3 pm

Celebrate America’s birthday with fun featuring the Lightning Bolt Express Train ($5 adults, $4 children).

Independence After Hours

Tuesdays - Saturdays, 5:30 pm

Tickets are now on sale for the most engaging and captivating experience in Historic Philadelphia, Independence After Hours! Enjoy an authentic colonial dinner at City Tavern then "sneak" into Independence Hall and eavesdrop on Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and John Adams as they debate the Declaration of Independence. Spaces are limited, so purchase your tickets today!

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Tippler's Tour:
Ben's Kites & Flights

Tours begin May 21

Raise a glass, sing a song, and join Dr. Benjamin Franklin on a tour of four Old City pubs on the Tippler's Tour: Ben's Kites & Flights! Purchase your tickets today for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to tour the storied streets with Philadelphia's "electrifying" Founding Father, while enjoy drinks and snacks at four lively pubs!

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Duck, Duck, Liberty Package!

Save money and experience the best of Historic Philadelphia by land and sea with the Duck, Duck, Liberty Package! Each Duck, Duck, Liberty package includes admission to the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater along with a journey through America's most historic square mile and the Delaware River waterfront on a Ride the Ducks tour! Tickets: $35 Adults, $25 Children

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Duck, Duck, Liberty package »


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