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(An historic reënactor leads a toast at City Tavern, 2nd and Walnut Streets.  Image from Historic Philadelphia video.)

Special Autumn Events Scheduled For Old City Philadelphia

Tourism officials are touting some special — and possibly spooky — events coming up next month in Old City.

09/24/2012

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Best Spots For Summer Playdates In Philadelphia

Pack up those kids and hit the road for a day of fun, no matter the weather, at Philadelphia’s best spots for summer playdates.

07/06/2012

(Occupy members from across the country gather at Franklin Square for Occupy National Gathering.) (credit: Kim Glovas)

26 People Arrested At Occupy National Gathering In Center City

Many Occupy activists were at Franklin Square on Monday for speeches and organizing activities, and some were just being released from police custody.

07/02/2012

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Top Spots To Buy Perfume In Philadelphia

Not a fan of trolling the departments stores for the next celebrity scent-sation? Try your hand at something out of the ordinary with perfumes and colognes from these scent-fully delicious boutiques.

06/19/2012

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Top Spots For A Picnic In Philadelphia

Whether it’s a romantic blanket spread in the shade or a wild pickup game of frisbee with friends, these are Philly’s most perfect places for a picnic.

06/09/2012

(Chari Cohen, left, is associate director for public health at the Hepatitis B Foundation.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Hepatitis B Awareness Effort Hits Philadelphia’s Love Park

The campaign stresses the importance of getting screened and tested for hepatitis B.

05/18/2012

(A model of the winning design for a new memorial to fallen police and firefighters in Franklin Square.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Design Chosen For Police and Firefighters’ Memorial In Franklin Square

A competition that began in September has ended with the announcement that a design by a Philadelphia-based architectural firm will be used to build the new memorial in Franklin Square.

04/26/2012

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Top Mini Golf Courses In Philadelphia

Whether you fancy famous city sites, animated monsters or windmills, the Greater Philadelphia area has everything you want in a miniature golf course.

04/20/2012

(The carousel in Franklin Square, near 7th and Vine Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Franklin Square Attractions Open For 6th Season Since Park’s Makeover

“The carousel is running, there’s miniature golf to play, and of course Squareburger to eat,” says Amy Needle, president and CEO of Historic Philadelphia, the agency that runs the tourist venue.

03/29/2012

(Credit:  Colleen Geary.  Used with permission)

Some Philadelphia Kids Share Art Class With a Circus Elephant in Center City

Kelly Anne the circus elephant was brought to Franklin Square as a special guest during an art session for some lucky children.

02/24/2012

file photo (by Matt Leon)

No Plans Yet To Reopen Franklin Square PATCO Station

As the Delaware River Port Authority reconsiders plans to build a bicycle and pedestrian ramp on the Camden side of the Ben Franklin Bridge, those on the Philly side would like the DRPA to consider reopening it’s PATCO station at 6th and Race.

01/13/2012

(Credit: Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio)

A Good Start For Philadelphia Tourism In 2012

According to a top tourism official, it was a rip-roaring New Year’s holiday in terms of bringing people to enjoy the festivities in Philadelphia.

01/02/2012

Top Holiday Attractions

The holiday season is filled with magic and wonder – not just for the little ones but children of all ages, too! Check out these top holiday attractions this season for making merry and enjoying the holiday season with the whole family!

12/14/2011

Franklin Square Fall Fundraiser To Run All October

Franklin Square Park at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge will be bustling with activity in October.

10/02/2011

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Civil War Road Show Stops In Philadelphia Through July 4th

The Road Show is a free, state-wide exhibit about Pennsylvania during the Civil War. It is based in a 53-foot trailer and has hands-on, interactive displays features the voices of the people and scenes of home life during the war.

07/02/2011

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