Historic Philadelphia

Ways to Give



Help tell the stories that shaped our history!

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. (HPI) is a non-profit organization that is supported by generous donations. Make your tax-deductible donation today.

Giving a tax-deductible gift will help HPI continue to provide:

  • Engaging interactions with Betsy Ross in the only 18th-century working upholstery shop in the country at the Betsy Ross House.
  • Daily security, relaxing green space and year-round free programming in the revitalized Franklin Square Park.
  • Free Once Upon A Nation programs for kids of all ages, such as the Military Muster, where they are recruited as new members of the Continental Army, or HPI’s award-winning, accurate, historic storytelling in Philadelphia and Valley Forge.

Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

Every dollar truly makes a difference, so please give what you can! Your gift of $100 or more entitles you to membership into HPI’s Patriot Circle, our exclusive giving society. You can also make a donation by mail or fax. Checks can be made payable to Historic Philadelphia, Inc. and mailed to:

Development Department
Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
150 S. Independence Mall West
Suite 550
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fax: 215.629.5814



Make your mark on a brick in Franklin Square or the Betsy Ross House! For a tax-deductible donation of $100 for a Franklin Square brick or $250 for a brick in the courtyard of the Betsy Ross House, you can inscribe a message and leave a legacy. If you are interested in other ways to support Franklin Square, including naming opportunities for picnic tables and carousel figures, please contact donation@historicphiladelphia.org or 215-629-5801.

Franklin Square Brick Donations

Betsy Ross House Brick Donations

A member of our staff will contact you in regards to how you would like your brick to read.

Stock Gifts

HPI gladly accept gifts of appreciated stock, an option that gives you a tax-deduction while saving you capital gains tax. For more information, please contact Historic Philadelphia, Inc. at 215-629-5801 or donation@historicphiladelphia.org.

Matching Gifts

Double or triple the value of your gift! Please contact your human resources or corporate giving department to learn about your employer's matching gift policy.


Planned Giving

Make Historic Philadelphia, Inc. part of your will or estate plans, and leave a legacy! For information please contact Historic Philadelphia, Inc. at 215-629-5801 or donation@historicphiladelphia.org.


United Way

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.






Business EITC Contributions

Since 2012, more than 4,000 elementary school students from underserved schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding area experienced American history on Historic Philadelphia, Inc.’s Full Day Field Trip Experience free of charge through funding made possible by the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

HPI’s Education Programming connects classroom instruction and visits to the sites where history happened to encourage a lifelong love of learning and civic pride. The free field trip program includes a visit to the Betsy Ross House; a Once Upon A Nation Story Stroll—an interactive, engaging walking tour-style program; and an optional stop at the Liberty Bell Center or the U.S. Mint, based on teachers’ educational goals. The results of various assessments demonstrate incredible educational outcomes as well as how much fun students have while learning. When asked how the free field trip “made you feel about your city,” students’ most frequent response is proud.

For a majority of Philadelphia’s upper elementary students HPI’s Full Day Field Trip Experience, funded through EITC, is their first visit to the city’s historic district. Your contribution will allow HPI to expand the Full Day Field Trip Experience to make it accessible to even more students in the 2018 school-year. A contribution of $10,000 will make American history relevant and real for up to 450 students from underserved schools in the Philadelphia area. If you have any questions, please contact  donation@historicphiladelphia.org or 215-629-5801. Thank you for your consideration and support.

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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