Historic Philadelphia

Group Events, Historical Tours, and Fun!

Things To Do for Groups

Historic Philadelphia presents outstanding group offerings from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, Lights of Liberty, and Once Upon A Nation.

Group tours are available to groups of 20 or more people. For all group inquires, please contact Alison English, the Group Sales Manager via email, or call 215.629.4026 x209.

Tippler's Tour: Cheers and Beers!

Historic Philadelphia’s Tippler’s Tour: Yuletide Cheers & Beers is a perfect idea for birthdays, corporate events or holiday parties. Book your private tour at a minimum of 20 people. This all inclusive group option is only $34.00 per person and can be booked Sundays- Thursdays. Tippling is always better together!

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Historic Philadelphia Field Trips

Field Trips in Historic Philadelphia

You supply the students - We'll take care of the rest! Historic Philadelphia, Inc. is a not-for-profit dedicated to making our nation's history relevant and real through interpretation, interaction, and education.

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Once Upon A Nation's Story Stroll

Groups in Historic Philadelphia - once upon a nation storytelling benches

Patriots, Pirates, Heroes & Spies! On this one hour adventure, your group will be escorted through Historic Philadelphia around Independence Hall by one of our dynamic Once Upon A Nation Storytellers. Along the way, you will not only hear about the buildings and sights around you, you will be entertained with true stories from history that even most adults have never heard! Students will have the opportunity to become part of the story in the very spots where they occurred.

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Once Upon A Nation's Cobwebs & Cobblestones Story Stroll

Ghost Tour for Groups in Historic Philadelphia - once upon a nation storytelling benches

Ghosts, Bloodletting, Hunchbacks and Broomsticks! These are the macabre subjects of the true and strange stories we tell at historic sites such as the Free Quaker Meeting House, Christ Church Burial Ground, Arch Street Meeting House, and the Betsy Ross House. Walk with us as we stroll Philadelphia to uncover...what’s under the cobblestones. End your tour at historic Christ Church where a figure from the past steps out of the shadows and tells you why Philadelphia was a dangerous place to be in 1793.m

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Group Fun at Franklin Square

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Discover an outdoor amusement oasis perfect for groups and just steps away from the Betsy Ross House, the Liberty Bell, and Lights of Liberty! Franklin Square offers the Parx Liberty Carousel, a Philadelphia-themed miniature golf course, and more! Putt through the Liberty Bell or up the ‘Rocky steps’ in Philly Mini Golf, an 18-hole miniature golf course featuring Philadelphia icons. Take a spin on the Parx Liberty Carousel, featuring Philadelphia-favorite race horses like Smarty Jones and Afleet Alex, a bald eagle, among others. Enjoy lunch or dinner by the fountain and the best shake in town at SquareBurger.

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Lights of Liberty's The Liberty 360 Show in the PECO Theater

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Freedom. Patriotism. Independence! Take an inspirational 3D journey through American symbols in this state-of-the-art show. Join virtual Ben Franklin and learn about the Liberty Bell, the American flag, the Great Seal, and more in the 360° PECO Theater that surrounds the audience. This 15-minute long experience is located inside the Historic Philadelphia Center, on 6th & Chestnut Streets just across from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

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Once Upon A Nation's History Walk

Groups in Historic Philadelphia - once upon a nation walking tour

This is no ordinary walking tour! A Once Upon A Nation History Maker, straight from the 18th-century takes your group back in time to learn about the goings-on during this tumultuous time in our new country. This interactive experience is fully customizable - theme and length of the experience is up to you!

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Once Upon A Nation's A Soldiers' Life

Groups in Historic Philadelphia - once upon a nation A Soldier's Life Show

Join a Revolutionary-Era Soldier as he discusses the daily lifestyle of a typical infantryman in the American Continental Army during the American Revolution. Students will have the opportunity to be fitted up with equipment and gear along with the proper training of the day. Highly energized and interactive, this program is perfect for Middle School and High School Students. Ask about our new Civil War Soldier’s Life program!

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Hire a Historic Character

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Hire a History Maker! Whether it's for a school assembly, a group visit to Philadelphia, or for a private function, the Once Upon A Nation cast of characters can help! from Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to Betsy Ross and lesser-known people from history, Once Upon A Nation's History Makers bring history to life through interacting and discussing their lives with your group.

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Betsy Ross House

Groups in Historic Philadelphia - Betsy Ross House Group Activities

Take your group to see the birthplace of the American flag! Meet Betsy and learn about her story in the place where it all happened. Flat fees for motor coaches available.

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