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(A security barricade is seen in front of the Washington Monument on August 25, 2011, two days after an earthquake struck the region.   File photo by  Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Montco Measurment Company Makes Digital Image of Washington Monument

A 2011 earthquake along the East Coast caused extensive damage to the Washington Monument. Now, an Abington company is helping to preserve the tourist attraction.

08/13/2014

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Federal Study Shows History Still Big Economic Engine For Philadelphia

A study released by the National Park Service shows Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia continues to play a critical role in boosting the city’s economy.

07/24/2014

(Vice president Joseph Biden, alongside a large-screen projection of himself, speaks during July 4th ceremonies outside Independence Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

VP Biden Helps Philadelphia Celebrate July 4th, Mark Civil Rights Act Anniversary

Vice president Joe Biden is helping celebrate Independence Day in the nation’s birthplace.

07/04/2014

US Vice President Joe Biden waves at the press in Vina Del Mar, Chile on March 11, 2014 after Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's inauguration.  File photo by Claudio Reyes/ AFP/ Getty Images)

VP Biden Will Take Part in Philadelphia’s July 4th Ceremonies This Year

Biden will join Mayor Nutter and others on Thursday morning in front of Independence Hall for the 2014 edition of the “Celebration of Freedom” ceremony.

07/01/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

Andy Maunder, President and tour guide for Awfully Nice Tours poses next to private tour van. (Credit: Dan Majka)

Hear Philly: An Awfully Nice Way To Experience Philadelphia

Whether it’s a private driving tour, a walking tour or a day on a Segway, Awfully Nice Tours allows you to experience the finest Philadelphia has to offer, from the city’s great history to it’s food and culture.

04/23/2014

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Camden Man Sentenced in Random Beating Near Independence Hall

A 26-year-old Camden man was sentenced to 57 months in prison Thursday for a vicious, random beating near Independence Hall in 2012.

04/17/2014

(Artist's rendering of new condominium high-rise planned for 5th & Walnut Streets.  Cupola of Independence Hall is at lower right, surrounded by scaffolding.)

Developer Hoping To Appease National Park Service With Condo Design For 5th & Walnut

Because of its proximity to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the National Park Service is getting involved in the project.

03/11/2014

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Nutter: Using State Dollars To Open Philadelphia Historic Sites Not An Option

Mayor Nutter now says using city dollars for the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall will not happen.

10/14/2013

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Philadelphia National Parks Closed As A Result Of Government Shutdown

Visiting the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall is a history lesson but it’s unavailable due to another historic event; the first government shutdown in 17 years.

10/01/2013

(Tourists were surprised to see a sign on the Liberty Bell Center that the facility was closed due to the federal government shutdown.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourists Caught By Surprise As Historic Sites Close

Many tourist were disappointed as sites run by the federal government were closed due to the government shutdown.

10/01/2013

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Online Tech Company Relocates To Curtis Center In Philadelphia

An online reputation managment firm, Brand.com, has moved its headquarters to the Curtis Center in Philadelphia from West Chester.

09/08/2013

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Minor Electrical Fire At Independence Hall

The Philadelphia Fire Department says there was a minor electrical fire in the basement, but it’s been extinguished.

08/03/2013

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U.S. Open Sets Up Shop On Independence Mall

If you can’t make it out to Merion for the U.S Open, you can still get the Open experience in Philadelphia. This weekend, Independence Hall is hosting the Merion Experience.

06/15/2013

(Flag Day ceremony in front of the National Constitution Center.  Credit: Justin Udo)

Americans Celebrate Flag Day and Founding of U.S. Army

And the flag is only part of the celebration.

06/14/2013

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