Philadelphia Historical Activities For Kids and Adults

Historical Things To Do In Philadelphia

'Exploring The History of Philadelphia With The Family' Philadelphia is so rich in history. Everything from the Declaration of Independence, the first United States flag on record, the oldest hospital in America and much more. Many of us don't take advantage of the many historical activities and events that surround the City of Brotherly Love. You wouldn't believe the many things for kids of all ages to enjoy. Such things as: drill marching with the Continental Army, Colonial Kids' Quest … [Read more...]

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...]

Independence Beer Garden Joins Historical Independence Mall

Independence Beer Garden

'Come Drink Beer With The Ghosts Of Our Founding Forefathers' Come enjoy this beautiful and inviting beer garden, the Independence Beer Garden, which is located at 100 South Independence Mall West, directly across the street from the Liberty Bell. This enchanting space adds to the Independence National Historical Park area. The beer garden is back, opening April 15 and 16 as a teaser, and then officially opening for the season on April 21! Independence Beer Garden Atmosphere & … [Read more...]

Connecting Young People To National Parks With Doreen Taylor and the NPCA

National Parks and Doreen Taylo

'Saving Our National Parks!' We seem to take many things for granted, and in my opinion, one of them is our National Parks. As we approach the centennial of our national parks in 2016, it's been said that fewer younger people have visited these parks over the years. The National Parks Conservation Association, the NPCA, has prioritized in connecting younger people and more diverse audiences to our national parks. The NPCA has enlisted the services of country-rock songstress Doreen Taylor … [Read more...]

The Bourse Building

The Bourse Building in Center City East Philadelphia

"Lunch at the Historical Bourse Building" The Bourse Building is a strong architectural Victorian building adjacent to Independence Mall, which is located in the Independence National Historical Park area, blocks from many iconic symbols in the city of Philadelphia. Such symbols as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall to where the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and Carpenters’ Hall. The Bourse Building History The Philadelphia Bourse Building was the first commodities exchange … [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...]

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...]