Historic Philadelphia, Inc. News!
BETSY ROSS HOUSE
The Betsy Ross House will stay open until 6 pm each day through July 31st! Hear about the change Betsy made to the original design for the American flag and see the bedroom where Betsy could have sewn the first Stars & Stripes. Learn about middle class life in Colonial Philadelphia and visit the interactive exhibit, Women at Work in Revolutionary America, and learn about 18th century household tasks and the women who performed them.
First Friday Movie Nights Under the Stars & Stripes
August 4, 5 - 9 pm
$5 admission includes a self-guided tour of the Betsy Ross House and a screening of Earth vs The Spider in the courtyard. Come early to play a pre-screening game of trivia, hosted by The Philadelphia Film Society.
Saturday Night at the Movies Featuring Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Saturday, July 29, 7 - 11 pm (movie begins at 8:30 pm)
Bring the family to the Square and watch Lego Batman on the Great Lawn! Movie admission is FREE. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel.
Franklin Square 11th Birthday Celebration
Monday, July 31, 11 am
Join Ben Franklin as he blows out the candles for the Square’s 11th birthday celebration with cake and plenty of fun, FREE activities.
ONCE UPON A NATION
The Once Upon A Nation Frances Delmar Future Storyteller Contest in Philadelphia and Valley Forge!
Historic Philadelphia, Inc. is looking for the next generation of storytellers! Kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to write and submit a story on the theme - "My History Hero or Heroine." Winners will be selected for a special storytelling experience in Historic Philadelphia on Saturday, August 5!
Additionally, kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to write and submit a story on the theme - "My History Hero or Heroine" for the Storyteller Contest in Valley Forge. Winners will be selected for a special storytelling experience in Valley Forge on Sunday, August 13!
Learn more about each contest.
Tippler's Tour: Ben's Kites & Flights
Now - August 10, Thursdays, 5:30 pm
Tours depart from the Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets
Toast with Dr. Benjamin Franklin as he joins part of the tour and guests hear stories and talk with the Founding Father. Stops include Salon 401 at The Franklin, National Mechanics, and the historic City Tavern.
Independence After Hours
Now - August 12, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 5:30 pm
August 18 - October 21, Fridays & Saturdays, 5:30 pm
Departs from the Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St.
This exclusive evening tour back to 1776 has returned! Enjoy a delicious three-course meal at the historic City Tavern, followed by a visit to Independence Hall to witness our Founding Fathers in deep discussion over the creation of the Declaration of Independence!
HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA GAZETTE
Get the latest information about programming and activities for July!
Ways to Give
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