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Franklin Square. (Credit: Dan Majka.)

Hear Philly: From Milkshakes To Mini Golf, Franklin Square Has It All

Renovated in 2006, Franklin Square is filled with a variety of activities, including Center City’s only 18-hole miniature golf course, designed after many favorite Philly spots.

03/13/2014

Franklin Square. (Credit: Dan Majka.)

Hear Philly: Family Fun At Center City’s Mini Golf Course

Franklin Square is filled with fun for the whole family, but perhaps nothing is more popular than Philly Mini Golf.

03/13/2014

(One of the few things the real Ben Franklin never did: visit the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview!  That's Robert DeVitis, who portrays the Founding Father.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Happy Birthday, Ben! Philadelphia’s Favorite Son Turns 308

Philadelphia’s favorite son turns 308 today, with several celebrations planned in Old City.

01/17/2014

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Peco, Historic Philadelphia Prepare To Light Up Holiday Season In Franklin Square

At Franklin Square, PECO workers and volunteers were busy Tuesday getting the park ready for the holidays.

11/12/2013

(Independence Visitor Center president Jim Cuorato, Historic Philadelphia president Amy Needle, and IVC staffers inside the Historic Philadelphia gift shop.   Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Independence Visitor Center Finds Temporary Home During Gov’t Shutdown

The Independence Visitor Center, at 6th and Market Streets on Independence Mall, has set up a makeshift operation inside the nearby Historic Philadelphia Center, at 6th and Chestnut.

10/09/2013

(The Cabinetmaker's Apprentices entertain visitors near the ticket counter of Historic Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Summer Activities Offered For Schoolkids Throughout Philadelphia’s Historic District

As summer gets underway for the region’s schoolchildren, the tourism agency Historic Philadelphia wants to help parents fill the time off.

06/18/2013

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Franklin Square Celebrates First Day Of Spring

Franklin Square opened for its 7th season on Wednesday, a sure sign that spring has arrived.

03/20/2013

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Free Carousel Rides, Cake Shake Samplings At Franklin Square

Franklin Square will kick off it’s seventh season starting at noon on Wednesday.

03/20/2013

("Ben Franklin," played by Bill Robling, looks over a birthday cake in his honor.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Marks 307th Anniversary of Ben Franklin’s Birth

Franklin, played by actor Bill Robling, was in good spirits for the celebration at the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets.

01/17/2013

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Top Ways To Spend A Fall Day With The Family In Philadelphia

The colors and cool temperatures of autumn beckon all, and the Philadelphia area boasts ample family-friendly settings sure to make the season even better. So don your sweaters, hop in the car and be on your way to the best places to spend a fall day in Philly.

09/21/2012

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How Philadelphians Handled Heatwaves In 1776

If you think it’s hot today, just imagine what it was like in 1776 with no air conditioning. “You didn’t go out in the noon sun unless you were are farmer or something like that.”

06/20/2012

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Storytelling Benches In Historic Philadelphia Add Some Forgotten Facts

Once Upon a Nation in Philadelphia is offering people the chance to learn “little known pieces of history” as part of a special program that runs through the end of July.

06/16/2012

(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

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Top Libraries In Philadelphia

It should come as no surprise that almost all the libraries of Philadelphia have stories that are as historically rich as the materials within the buildings.

03/19/2012

Top 5 Things To Do On A Snow Day In Philadelphia

Trying to figure out a way to spend a snow day that doesn’t include a couch and TV? Then look no further than this list of fun and exciting activities great for the whole family.

01/27/2012

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