Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches

Visit all 13 to receive a free Parx Liberty Carousel ride!

Storytelling Benches: Hours & Locations

Operating Hours

  • May 25 - 27, Memorial Day Weekend: Open Daily, 11 am - 4 pm
  • May 31 - June 8: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am - 4 pm
  • June 11 - August 10 (also July 1): Tuesdays - Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm
  • August 16 - August 31: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am - 4 pm
  • September 1 - 2, Labor Day Weekend: Open Daily, 11 am - 4 pm

Bench Locations

  • Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets

  • Independence Square, Behind Independence Hall

  • Signers' Garden, 5th & Chestnut Streets

  • Carpenters' Hall, on Chestnut between 3rd & 4th Streets

  • The Powel House, 244 South 3rd Street

  • The Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St.

  • Franklin Court, on Market between 3rd & 4th Streets

  • Christ Church, 2nd & Market Streets

  • Elfreth’s Alley, between 2nd & Front Streets

  • Betsy Ross House, 3rd & Arch Streets

  • Arch Street Meeting House, 4th and Arch Streets

  • The Lincoln Financial Storytelling Bench at the National Constitution Center, 6th & Arch Streets

  • Wawa Storytelling Bench at Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets

The Once Upon a Nation Storytelling program is made possible by the generous support of: Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Christian R. & Mary Lindback Foundation, Pennsylvania Abolition Society, Wawa

Click map below to enlarge. Locations are subject to change without notice. All dates and times are subject to change without notice due to weather and other circumstances.


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