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Enjoy Summer Fun in Franklin Square!

All summer long, enjoy free concerts, outdoor movies, family sports days, and much more in one of William Penn’s original five squares.

Franklin Square's summer schedule

Storytime in the Square

Mondays, Now - Labor Day, 10 - 11 am

Librarian Margaret Bernardi of the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia reads free stories to children in the Franklin Square Pavilion.


Flag Raising at the Betsy Ross House

Daily, Now - September 3, 10 am

Start your day at the Betsy Ross House, as Betsy Ross and one of her Colonial friends, raise the 13-star flag with pomp and circumstance.


A Realistic Journey Back to 1776!

Independence After Hours

August 17 - October 20: Fridays - Saturdays, 5:30 pm

The only tour of its kind, Independence After Hours takes you on a realistic journey back to 1776. After an 18th-century-inspired dinner at historic City Tavern, and a visit by Thomas Jefferson, the group sneaks into Independence Hall where they eavesdrop on Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin discussing the Declaration of Independence.

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Free Revolutionary Once Upon A Nation Adventures

Visit the Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches, join the Military Muster, listen to Declaration Readings, and participate in activities at Valley Forge National Historical Park!

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