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...]

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 11. 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...]

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...]

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...]

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 January 22 to 27 and January 29 to February 3, 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 … [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...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ First Friday, Terror Behind The Walls, Old City Fest, Design Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, Oktoberfest Events and More!

Independence Hall

'Hear Scary Stories Throughout Philadelphia’ We love this time of year! Fall, football and Halloween! Check out the many kinds of ghost tours throughout the city, especially in Old City and Society Hill. The weekend kicks off with First Friday, Oktoberfest at 23rd Street Armory, the continuation of Terror Behind the Walls, Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, First Friday Movie at the Betsy Ross House, Parks on Tap, DesignPhiladelphia, and the continuation of the exhibits at Penn … [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...]