History Buffs Will Love The Museum Of The American Revolution In Historic Philadelphia!

Museum Of The American Revolution

'Showcasing The Birth Of Our Country!' The Museum of the American Revolution opening April 19, steps from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, is the first National Museum to tell the story of the American Revolution. Two centuries have passed and there was still no national museum that tells the entire story of this remarkable period until now. So this will be a very exciting time in history! The Museum of the American Revolution Experience & Atmosphere The museum is located at … [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...]

Franklin Square – Parks in Philadelphia

Franklin Square in Old City Philadelphia - Parks in Philadelphia

'Carousel Rides, Mini-Golf, Burgers, Movie Nights & More' Franklin Square is located in the historical part of Philadelphia in Old City. It's one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn during the late 17th century. The Square opens its new season Wednesday, March 1, 2017. SquareBurger, the STARR Restaurants burger stand, opens later in March (stay tuned for an exact date).  There will be many special events and exciting happenings this season, including Evening … [Read more...]

President’s Day Weekend in Philly ~ FREE Museums and More

National Constitution Center

'Exploring the Principals and Ideas of Our Past Presidents' President's Day, which is on Monday, February 20, starts off with a weekend (February 18-20) of activities and themed events that lead into President's Day itself. It's a time to explore and honor those Presidents such as George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and other Presidents also known as the Commander-in-chief. Enjoy free admission to specific museums, special attractions, special tours, themed … [Read more...]

Deck the Alley at Elfreth’s Alley

Deck the Alley at Elfreth's Alley Museum in Philadelphia

'A Fun Festive Holiday Event - Deck the Alley' Who loves Holiday traditions! Come experience this special annual holiday tradition, Deck the Alley on December 3, at Elfreth's Alley in Historic Philadelphia located in Old City. Elfreth's Alley is the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited street since 1702. The 32 houses there today were built between 1720s and 1830s and the alley is a National Historic Landmark District.  Numbers 124 and 126 are open to the public year-round as a … [Read more...]

Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square

Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square

'Magical Holiday Enchantment for Kids of All Ages'  Lights take over Franklin Square during this festive holiday season! The Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square is one holiday attraction for the whole family to enjoy and not miss. This holiday light show features a dazzling display of more than 50,000 lights that have been designed specifically for this popular public space. This free attraction features a 10-foot-tall kite made of lights that sparkle and spread … [Read more...]

Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour – Halloween in Philadelphia

Spirit's of '76 Ghost Tour in Philadelphia

'Terrifying Tales from Haunted Philadelphia' Who enjoys spooky sites and stories that would be related to Philadelphia History. At the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour, you get to travel down the cobblestone streets of Old City, hearing these chilling stories. The tour is approximately 75 minutes long and takes you to 20 sites throughout the Historic District of the city, visiting such sites as: City Tavern Congress Hall Independence Hall Merchant's Exchange Carpenters' Hall Old Pine … [Read more...]

Old City Fest Rocks Historic Philly Neighborhood

Old City Fest

'Food, Art, Live Music... Oh My!'  What would William Penn say about Old City's Old City Fest? "Bring It! I just wish I could party in this awesome historical section of Philly with my friends on Sunday, October 9!" No worries William, because this festival certainly looks like a great time for all ages.  The Old City Fest will transform a four block area - Arch Street between 2nd and 4th streets and 3rd Street between Race and Market streets - from 11 am to 6 pm. The free street … [Read more...]

Chinese Lantern Festival At Franklin Square April 22 – June 12

Chinese Lantern Festival

'A Celebration of Light & Culture'  Be visually inspired as visitors will get to experience the Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square in Historic Philadelphia April 22 to June 12. The Festival, appearing for the first time in the Northeast United States, is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. In conjunction with Franklin Square's 10-year anniversary, the square will come alive and glow with more than 25 … [Read more...]

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 4th and is a day designated for feasting. This … [Read more...]