Once Upon A Nation

Storytelling Benches

Storytelling Benches: Hours & Locations

Operating Hours

Storytelling Benches will operate on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27.

From June 18 through August 10, Storytelling Benches will operate Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From August 16 through August 31, Storytelling Benches will operate Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Storytelling Benches will operate for Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bench Locations

  • Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets

  • Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th & Chestnut Streets

  • Independence Square, behind Independence Hall

  • Signers' Garden presented by the Avery Foundation,
    5th & Chestnut Streets

  • The ACE INA Foundation Storytelling Bench at Carpenters' Hall,
    Carpenters' Hall, on Chestnut between 3rd & 4th Streets

  • Franklin Court, on Market between 3rd & 4th Streets

  • Christ Church, 2nd & Market Streets

  • Betsy Ross House, 3rd & Arch Streets

  • The Lincoln Storytelling Bench at the National Constitution Center,
    6th & Arch Streets

  • Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets

Click map below to enlarge. Locations are subject to change without notice. All dates and times are subject to change without notice due to weather and other circumstances.


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