Fete Day’s Annual Celebration at Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth’s Alley in Old City Philadelphia

'Residents Open their Doors to the Public on America’s Oldest Street' Did you ever want to meet Ben Franklin? Here is your chance to meet historical figures, to include Sarah Milton, the highly successful seamstress who lived on the Alley, and Ben Franklin himself, on our nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street, Elfreth’s Alley. Elfreth's Alley is located on the historic district section of Old City. Fete Day is June 3rd and is a day designated for feasting. This … [Read more...]

Elfreth’s Alley – Museums in Philadelphia – History of Philadelphia

Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia - Museums in Philadelphia - Philadelphia History

'Nation’s Oldest Continuously Inhabited Residential Street' Elfreth's Alley is known as our nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. The alley is located off Second and Front Streets, between Arch and Race Streets in the Old City Neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Elfreth's Alley Museum officially opens April 1 for the 2017 season! The Alley will be offering tours from 12-5 pm on the half hour. When the museum is closed for the season, they do offer private tours as … [Read more...]

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount Philadelphia - BT01 Daytime Facade

'U.S. National Historic Landmark' The Eastern State Penitentiary, once known as the most famous and expensive prison in the world, held some of the most notorious criminals in America.  Eastern State was considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary and is located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. History of Eastern State Penitentiary Eastern State Penitentiary was built in 1829, becoming the most expensive public structure ever built and quickly becoming a model for 300 … [Read more...]

Philadelphia City Hall

City Hall Philadelphia

'Most Impressive Building in Philadelphia' Philadelphia's City Hall, the biggest slice of gingerbread you’ll ever see, is the most impressive building in Philadelphia. Although the structure towered over the city for four-score years, in 1987, a developer got permission to build higher. Now 8 ordinary office towers dwarf the seat of municipal government. The blueprints called for Earth’s biggest building, but by the end of its 30-year construction, the Eiffel Tower and the Washington … [Read more...]

The President’s House in Philadelphia

The President's House in Philadelphia

'Freedom & Slavery in the Making of a New Nation at the President's House' The President's House, that originally combined slaves and freedom, is located just steps from the Liberty Bell in the Independence National Historical Park. This open-aired site is open 24-hours a day. History of the President's House The President's House was built by Mary Lawrence Masters in 1767, who moved to England in the early days of the Revolutionary War. The house was later bought by Robert Morris, in … [Read more...]

Get Chills Exploring Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia

'America's Most Historic Square Mile' Feel the power walking throughout many parts of the Independence National Historical Park while knowing that it was a part of the American Revolution and the nation's founding history. Even though the park itself is 55-acres large, which comprises much of the downtown area known as Center City or the Historic District, the main focal point is within several square blocks which is called Independence Mall. The park has been nicknamed "America's most … [Read more...]

A Memorial for All Imigrants Located at the Irish Memorial

Irish Memorial at Penn's Landing

'Meeting the Irish of the Past' The Irish Memorial, which overlooks the Delaware River, is located in a 1.75 acre park in Penn's Landing, right at the southeast corner of Front and Chestnut Streets. It first opened on October 25, 2003 and is recognized as a National Monument. The Irish Memorial was sculpted by Glenna Goodacre, the artist who sculpted the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, D.C.. The monument is dedicated to the memory of more than one million men, women and children … [Read more...]

Prison Break Weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount Philadelphia

Prison Break Weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary 'Life of a Prison Inmate' Eastern State Penitentiary will be hosting Prison Break Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th. This event will highlight some of the most infamous prison breaks in American History. Have you ever spoken to a real inmate at a prison before? Well, it won't happen this weekend, but you will certainly get to listen to two actors, one who portrays tunnel mastermind Clarence Klinedinst and another … [Read more...]

Academy of Music – Theaters in Philadelphia

Academy of Music - Theaters in Philadelphia

Academy of Music - Theaters in Philadelphia 'The Grand Old Lady of Broad Street' The Academy of Music is one of many theaters in Philadelphia that adds to the cultural aspects of the City of Philadelphia. The Academy of Music is the oldest opera house in the United States that is still used for its original purpose. The theater is located in the Rittenhouse Square and the Avenue of Arts section. History of the Academy of Music The Academy of Music was built in 1857 and it's current location … [Read more...]

Carpenters’ Hall – History of Philadelphia

Carpenters' Hall - History of Philadelphia

'Key Meeting Place of the First Continental Congress' Carpenters' Hall is a historic building in Old City Philadelphia that is also part of Independence National Historical Park. This building was part of the start of our Independence as we know it today. History of Carpenters' Hall Carpenters' Hall was built in 1770 and completed in 1773 by the Carpenters' Company. It was first used as a meeting site by the guild in 1771 and would continue to hold annual meetings there until the British … [Read more...]