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Peter Nero and the Philly POPS (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Hundreds Gather For Annual Pops Concert In Front Of Independence Hall

Some sat in lawn chairs, others on blankets and many just stood waving the American flag while they listened to the patriotic sounds of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.

07/04/2011

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Doylestown Man Believes He Has Rare Copy Of Declaration

A suburban Philadelphia collector believes he has a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence made through a 19th Century printing process that damaged the original.

07/03/2011

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Wawa Welcome America Festivities Kick In To High Gear Over Next Two Days

The Welcome America bandwagon keeps rolling. Sunday’s events promise to satisfy almost any appetite.

07/03/2011

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New Series Of Books Highlights Historic Events In Delaware And Chester Counties

Mark Dixon, history columnist for Main Line Today, has collected stories in the Hidden History of the Main Line, Delaware County and Chester County, one book devoted to each.

06/05/2011

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Judge’s Complaints Prompt City Council To Move ‘Ride The Ducks’ Loading Zone

“Ride the Ducks” are back in business in Philadelphia this summer, but they’re loading passengers at a different location because of complaints from a federal judge. Council members signed off on the move Thursday.

06/03/2011

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

Kelly Drive Picnic

Top Spots In Philadelphia For A Picnic

Pack a basket, grab a blanket and some friends, and head outside for a picnic at one of Philadelphia’s many green spaces.

04/29/2011

(Despite the rain, a long line of people waited in line today outside the Liberty Bell pavilion on Independence Mall.  If the government shuts down over a budget stalemate, the pavilion would be closed.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With Government Shutdown Looming, Independence Mall Gets a Teaching Moment

A group of grade school students visiting Philadelphia’s historic district got a real life lesson on Friday about the US government and the possible government shutdown.

04/08/2011

Photo Credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich

Threatened Government Shutdown Would Close Liberty Bell, Independence Hall

If the federal government does shut down on Friday, some of Philadelphia’s top tourist attractions will be closed to the public.

04/07/2011

(credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

Independence Hall Gets A Life-Size Stand-In

Even though there is scaffolding on all four sides of Independence Hall for the restoration of the icon’s tower, visitors will still be able to pose for photos on the mall with the image of the building in the background thanks to decorative panels being put into place this week.

11/19/2010

1 Dead After Fire In Philly Hotel Room

Fire dispatchers in Philadelphia say a man was found dead after a fire in a room in a hotel just off Independence Mall.

10/30/2010

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Top Things To See In Independence National Historical Park

Located along the mall, visitors can see everything from the Liberty Bell to the Betsy Ross House to the National Constitution Center.

CBS Philly–10/10/2010

Ruling Eliminates Protest Permits for Independence Mall

The US Court of Appeals has ruled that the National Park Service’s nationwide policy requiring permits to leaflet at the parks violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.

08/11/2010

Clean-up Coming for Independence Hall Water Damage

by KYW’s John McDevitt A multi-million dollar renovation project is scheduled to begin July 12th on the water damaged tower of Independence Hall.

07/06/2010

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