Philadelphia’s favorite son turns 308 today, with several celebrations planned in Old City.
At Franklin Square, PECO workers and volunteers were busy Tuesday getting the park ready for the holidays.
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.
As summer gets underway for the region’s schoolchildren, the tourism agency Historic Philadelphia wants to help parents fill the time off.
Franklin Square opened for its 7th season on Wednesday, a sure sign that spring has arrived.
Franklin Square will kick off it’s seventh season starting at noon on Wednesday.
Franklin, played by actor Bill Robling, was in good spirits for the celebration at the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets.
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.
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.”
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.
“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.
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.
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.
If you were near Independence Mall on Friday afternoon, you would have heard the bell of the clock tower ringing for the first time in 18 months.
With a lot of summer camps wrapping up and a good couple of weeks to go before Labor Day, what do you do with the kids for the rest of the summer? One organization suggests you go historic.