Gettysburg National Military Park

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5 Day Trips Near Philadelphia To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School

You wait all school year for June to roll around so summer vacation can start, and in the blink of an eye, it seems, it’s almost over . Philly area families hoping to head out for one last summertime adventure before the kids head back to school have plenty of exciting options to choose from, including these five destinations.

08/15/2015

Confederate artillery is fired at Union positions during an evening re-enactment Battle of Gettysburg on June 28, 2013, at the start of the 150th Gettysburg celebration in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Over three days, more than 10,000 re-enactors will pay tribute to the battle that took place in Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, during the 1861-1865 US Civil War.     (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Top National Parks Near Philadelphia

Philadelphia is rich in U.S. history and culture, qualities which are reflected in many of the nearby national parks. Here are a few that top the list for Philly residents and visitors alike.

03/14/2015

Sarah Palin visits Independence Hall while visiting Philly on May 31, 2011.

Sarah Palin’s Secretive Bus Tour Stops In Philadelphia

Whether Sarah Palin will run for the White House is still a secret, but we at least know that she is confident she can beat President Obama if she runs.

05/31/2011

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Top Tips For Visiting Gettysburg

For history and Civil War buffs, traveling to Gettysburg is a dream come true.

10/10/2010