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 8!" No worries William, because this festival certainly looks like a great time for all ages.  The Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile and will transform a four block … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Restaurant Week – Fabulous Philly Foods

Restaurant Week in Philadelphia

'Food Discounts in Philly' Center City District Restaurant Week is back. Here is your chance to taste many different delicious meals from well-known Philadelphia restaurants and experience chefs delights at discounted prices. From September 10 to 19, enjoy many types of food selections such as Oriental, Mexican, Seafood, Steak, American, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Cuban, Brazilian, and much more. Philadelphia Restaurant Week Experience & Atmosphere Center City District Restaurant … [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, 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 3rd and Chestnut … [Read more...]

Old City District Introduces Old City Eats Summer Program!

Old City Eats Program

'Experience A Refreshing Restaurant Series In History-Filled Neighborhood!' Foodies can now celebrate in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia! Old City District has created Old City Eats, a program to showcase the district's food and beverage scene. The program will include 25+ restaurants and bars, taking place every Thursday night from 5 pm till 8 pm until August 31. The plan is that participating establishments will offer one or more appetizers at half the price, $5 drink … [Read more...]

Old City Eats Kick-Off Party!

Old City Eats Block Party

'Eating Like There Is No Tomorrow With Friends' The Old City Eats Block Party on Thursday, June 15 from 5 pm to 8 pm kicks-off Old City Eats, where restaurants and bars will offer at least one half-priced appetizer, at least one $4 beer featuring Penn Beer and one $5 cocktail featuring Faber Liquors every Thursday all summer long until August 31. The block party will feature 15 Old City Eats participants as well as The Franklin Fountain and Mama’s Meatballs. Visitors can dance to live … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival In Franklin Square

Dragon - Photos by Jeff Fusco for Historic Philadelphia

‘A Celebration of Light & Culture’  If you missed it last year, be visually inspired as visitors will get to experience the Chinese Lantern Festival again at Franklin Square in Historic Philadelphia May 9 to June 18. The Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. The square will come alive and glow with 29 new larger-than-life illuminated displays such as a huge 200-foot Chinese dragon, pandas, sea creatures, … [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 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...]

Sports Bars in Philadelphia for March Madness

Sports bars in Philadelphia - March Madness

'March Madness in Philadelphia' Who doesn't love March. You have spring fast approaching, St. Patrick's Day, American Red Cross month, Women's History month and of course, there is March Madness. The 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament kicks off March 14 and 15 with a few play in games. Then the real excitement takes place March 16 and ends on April 3 with the National Championship game at the University of Phoenix stadium. This is the time of year that many businesses actually dislike this … [Read more...]