Celebrating Marines Birthday At Cookie’s Tavern In South Philly!!

Marines Birthday Celebration At Cookie's Tavern in South Philly

'241st Marine Corps Birthday Celebration' On November 10, 1775, the Continential Marines were established by the Second Continental Congress. Research indicates that the birthplace of the Corps, as the first place where Marines enlisted, was Tun Tavern in Philadelphia! In 1781, the Tun Tavern burned down. Its former structure stood at a location now occupied by Interstate 95, where it passes Penn's Landing. A commemorative marker on the east side of Front Street indicates the site, across … [Read more...]