What's Happening

This Week

Once Upon A Nation's
10th Anniversary

May 23 - September 7

All summer long, celebrate ten amazing years of Once Upon A Nation right here in Historic Philadelphia! Raise the flag with Betsy Ross, hear the stories of America at the Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches, join the Continental Army at the Military Muster, and take part in the end of day Declaration Readings!

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Once Upon A Nation Itinerary »

Independence After Hours

Fridays - Saturdays, 5:30 pm

Tickets are now on sale for the most engaging and captivating experience in Historic Philadelphia, Independence After Hours!

Enjoy an authentic colonial dinner at City Tavernthen "sneak" into Independence Hall and eavesdrop on Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and John Adams as they debate the Declaration of Independence. Spaces are limited, so purchase your tickets today!

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Candle Making

Saturday, August 29, Noon - 4:30 pm, The Betsy Ross House

Learn how candle making was a vital 18th century trade by seeing it done from a Once Upon A Nation History Maker. Visitors are invited to try their hand at making their own candles to take home.

Demonstration is free; $5 to make and take your own candles.

Sunday in the Square with Kathy O'Connell

Sunday, August 30, 11 am - 2 pm, Franklin Square

Join WXPN and Historic Philadelphia, Inc. for a final blast of summer fun featuring live performances by Ernie & Neal, and hosted by Kids Corner’s Kathy O’Connell. Listen to live music, enjoy lunch from SquareBurger, and grab a lawn seat for this free family concert.

Admission is free. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel. 

Grandparents Day Brunch

Sunday, September 13, 11 am - 1 pm, Franklin Square

Treat Grandma and Grandpa to a delicious brunch buffet, craft activity, and a complimentary ride on the Parx Liberty Carousel.

Tickets: $25

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Grandparents Day Brunch »

Duck, Duck, Liberty Package!

Save money and experience the best of Historic Philadelphia by land and sea with the Duck, Duck, Liberty Package! Each Duck, Duck, Liberty package includes admission to the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater along with a journey through America's most historic square mile and the Delaware River waterfront on a Ride the Ducks tour! Tickets: $35 Adults, $25 Children

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Duck, Duck, Liberty package »


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Ways to Give

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 education outreach program.