Betsy Ross House
Tourists on the historical circuit were finding slim pickings today, with the major sites closed for the government funding crisis.
Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers sounded a bell in memory of all of the victims of September 11th, including first responders.
They hailed from 13 countries, one for each of the 13 colonies that became a part of the Union this day 237 years ago, as well as the 13 stars on the original flag created by Betsy Ross.
For the first time next month, galleries, shops, restaurants, museums, and other venues in Old City Philadelphia will be going to their sidewalks for a one-day festival.
As summer gets underway for the region’s schoolchildren, the tourism agency Historic Philadelphia wants to help parents fill the time off.
On Independence Mall, bystanders got a Flag Day surprise when members of the Fastrax Skydiving Team made a grand entrance from above, carrying gigantic American flags.
The ceremony served as a reminder on just how to handle Old Glory when it shouldn’t be used anymore.
This March, celebrate Women’s History Month with events and activities honoring local women of the past, present and future.
To enjoy the best weather and view the city at your leisure, head to these top spots for a great fall family getaway.
Tourism officials are touting some special — and possibly spooky — events coming up next month in Old City.
Philadelphia has 13 new US citizens, as of the 4th of July. An Independence Day Children’s Citizenship Ceremony took place at the Betsy Ross House.
History is everywhere in the nation’s first capital, from the cobblestone streets of Old City to the grassy quads of Penn. So it’s no surprise that the creator of our nation’s flag and one of the most important women in American history, Betsy Ross, lived and worked right here in Philadelphia
Lisa Acker Moulder, director of the Betsy Ross House, says that from December 26th through 31st, they’ll be hosting free historic chocolate-making demonstrations.
The newest crop of Philadelphia historymakers and storytellers begin their work this Memorial Day weekend after graduating at a ceremony at the Betsy Ross House.
The Betsy Ross House is holding a special event Friday night. It is an evening of mourning that will examine death in the life of Colonial Philadelphia.