It was on this date, 239 years ago, that residents of the colonies heard the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, bringing the high-stakes rebellion into the spotlight.
Activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement.
Independence Day isn’t until Saturday, but Philadelphia’s Fourth of July celebration was already getting underway on Friday morning.
With Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.
The demonstration set for Monday afternoon is called the MLK Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment, or MLK DARE.
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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.
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.
Vice president Joe Biden is helping celebrate Independence Day in the nation’s birthplace.
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.
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
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A 26-year-old Camden man was sentenced to 57 months in prison Thursday for a vicious, random beating near Independence Hall in 2012.
Because of its proximity to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the National Park Service is getting involved in the project.
Mayor Nutter now says using city dollars for the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall will not happen.