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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

All-new lantern displays illuminated by 20,000 LED lights, free breathtaking performances, and interactive experiences, now extended through July 14.

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Franklin Square
Fountain Show

Making a splash July 31, 2019!

See the new Franklin Square Fountain Show! The 180-year-old, historic centerpiece of the Square will come to life with colorful, dancing fountains choreographed to popular songs by Boyz II Men, Katy Perry and Louis Armstrong and more! Enjoy daytime and evening shows, featuring LED lighting effects after dusk!

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You may think you know the story of Betsy Ross and America's first flag, but have you heard the details from Betsy herself?

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Betsy's Family Bible On Display,
June 9 - July 7

Beginning on Sunday, June 9, Betsy’s family bible, known as the Claypoole Bible, will be on display for one month only. Do not miss the chance to witness this fascinating piece of history!


Independence After Hours

Journey back in time to 1776, including a Colonial-inspired dinner at Historic City Tavern and a secret visit to Independence Hall after closing.

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Beginning May 25, enhance your visit throughout Historic Philadelphia with FREE interactive experiences including Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches, Military Muster, Declaration Reading, and more.

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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 educational outreach program.

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Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

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The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package includes a one- or two- night hotel stay in one of the dozens of participating hotels, FREE hotel parking (up to a $100 value) and a free welcome gift from VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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