The Story Behind Once Upon A Nation
Telling stories about real people who did real things, where they happened.
A Visitors’ Guide to Once Upon A Nation
Lace up your walking shoes for a short stroll through America’s long history.
A costumed History Maker leads a tour group on a cobblestone street
Who are the History Makers?
Part actor, part educator, totally engaging.
A group of costumed History Makers, including Betsy Ross
Storytelling & Education
We offer so many ways to experience our country’s rich, diverse history.
A group of children post for a photo with Historic Philadelphia, Inc. Storytellers as part of a tour
Benstitute: The Training Behind Once Upon A Nation
An intensive, immersive training program for our Storytellers and History Makers.
Researching Authentic History, Where It Happened
There’s a power of place that helps make the stories we tell more vivid and memorable.
Costumed History Makers pose outside in colonial attire
In Partnership with the National Park Service
Leveraging historical research to ensure our stories are accurate.
A National Park Service representative speaks with a tour group