Historic Philadelphia

About Us

Board of Directors


William H. Haines, IV, Senior Vice President, Director of Client Services, Pennsylvania Trust


President and CEO

Amy Needle, Historic Philadelphia, Inc.



Rick Odorisio, Chief Operating Officer, Valley Forge Hotel Management Co.



Joshua L. Grimes, Esq., Grimes Law Offices



William J. Avery, Retired

George A. Beach, Founder & Chairman, Beach Creative Communications

Flora Becker, Esq., Philadelphia Court System

Nadine Biles, Philanthropist

Karen V. Butler, Retired

Jolley Bruce Christman, Founder, Research for Action

Ian Comisky, Esq., Partner, Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP

The Honorable Frank DiCicco

Lauren Feldhake, Director, Customer Financial Operations, PECO

The Honorable James F. Kenney, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia
Thomas J. Knox, CEO, Knox Consulting Group, Inc.

Mathew A. Kraut, Senior Vice President, Hawthorn
Meryl Levitz, President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Edward G. Rendell LLC

Gerald Segal, Esq., Partner, Segal, Berk, Gaines & Liss

Juhi Saigal-Shah, Philanthropist

The Honorable Mark Squilla, Philadelphia City Council, First District

Stephen Starr, Owner and Founder, Starr Restaurants

Carol Tamburino, President, C.T. & Associates Development Consultant

Cortright Wetherill, Jr., Devon Hill Motors

Joshua Wolson, Esq., Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP


Board Observers

Kate Hammond, Superintendent, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Cynthia MacLeod, Superintendent, Independence National Historical Park


Life Director

John P. Neary

Group Information

Group Activities, Tours, and Unique Experiences

historic philadelphia group tours, school groups, entertainment

Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors, it's all listed right here!

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