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: Colonial Pub Crawl

Historic Philadelphia’s Tippler’s Tour: Colonial Pub Crawl is a perfect idea for birthdays, corporate events or holiday parties. Book your private tour at a minimum of 20 people. Enjoy traditional drinks and a sip of history as your guide shares the songs and toasts of taverns of old. Tour visits four taverns and includes food and beverage at each location. Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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Independence After Hours

Take a journey back in time and walk the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia on the eve of July 4, 1776. Encounter townspeople and enjoy a traditional Colonial dinner at City Tavern. Finally, your group will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to eavesdrop on the goings-on at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) as the Founding Fathers put the finishing touches on a revolutionary document. Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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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

How do you get from 1680 to the 1830s in just three city blocks? Join the living timeline and find out as our award-winning storyteller take you on a journey through Historic Philadelphia. Students will become part of the stories in the very places they happened. Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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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

On this one-hour adventure, your group will stroll the cobblestones after dark and uncover true, macabre tales from Philadelphia's cryptic past. End your tour at Christ Church where a figure from 1793 steps out of the shadows and reveals why Philadelphia was an infectious place to be. Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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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 Independence Hall! 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. Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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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. Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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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! Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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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! Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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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. Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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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. Contact group sales for pricing and availability.

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