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Making a splash July 31, 2019!
See the new Franklin Square Fountain Show! The 180-year-old, historic centerpiece of the Square will come to life with colorful, dancing fountains choreographed to popular songs by Boyz II Men, Katy Perry and Louis Armstrong and more! Enjoy daytime and evening shows, featuring LED lighting effects after dusk!
Summer Splash in the Square
Swing along with the sights and sounds of the new Franklin Square Fountain Show, while enjoying festive theme nights including dance parties, movie nights, and games for all ages, along with the Oasis Cocktail Garden (Thursdays – Saturdays). All events are free!
ONCE UPON A NATION
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.
Historic Philadelphia, Inc. is looking for the next generation of storytellers! Kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to write and submit a story on the theme "My History Hero or Heroine," by Monday, July 22.
THE BETSY ROSS HOUSE
You may think you know the story of Betsy Ross and America's first flag, but have you heard the details from Betsy herself?
Thursdays through August 29 6 pm - 8 pm – Meet Betsy in the House’s basement where she will tell you about the risks she took by agreeing to take on flag and cartridge-making commissions during the Revolution, and violating her Quaker faith by eloping with a man of a different religion and joining the “Fighting Quakers.” Don't miss these tales from the “Little Rebel” herself. Free with Admission.
First Friday Movies Under the Stars & Stripes
Movies begin at sundown, approximately 8:30 pm. $5 admission includes a tour of the Betsy Ross House and a movie in the courtyard. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited, you may bring food and a bottle of wine to watch the movie. Movies curated by Steve Morrison of the Preston and Steve Show. First Friday Movies Under The Stars & Stripes is sponsored by Linode.
- August 2nd- Revenge of the Creature- Click Here for Tickets
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