Independence Mall

PA Environmentalists Arrested Over XL Oil Pipeline

Police in Philadelphia are starting to arrest a group of activists staging a protest over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.


People rally on Independence Mall on Sunday, March 9th, to protest Russia's presence in Crimea. Credit: Justin Udo.

Independence Mall Protesters Denounce Russian Invasion Of Crimea

Standing with Ukrainian, Polish and American flags, dozens of demonstrators took over the mall, protesting what is going on in Ukraine.


(Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Ukrainians Show Support For Homeland Protests

Violence in Ukraine is spurring a call for action from the local Ukrainian-American community.


Emilio Buitrago and other protestors near the Liberty Bell. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Violence In Venezuela Sparks Protests In Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Venezuelan community rallied on Independence Mall on Sunday to call attention to growing unrest in Caracas and the death of three student protestors there.


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Independence Mall

Create a unique and lasting holiday memory rich with history and merriment for you and your loved ones by planning a visit to Independence Mall.


(credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW)

End Of Government Shutdown Brings Philadelphia’s Historical Sites Back To Life

The end of the government shutdown means Philadelphia’s historical sites are now open for business.


(Credit: Jim Melwert)

Workers Back On Job As Area Historic Sites Reopen

The government shutdown was especially hard on people who don’t work for the government, but were still affected by the federal shutdown.


Lead bartender at Red Owl Tavern, Paul Dellevigne. (credit: Red Owl Tavern)

Old City Bar Offering A Number Of ‘Shutdown Specials’

In light of the partial government shutdown, an Old City restaurant is trying to help both residents and tourists make the best of a bad situation.


Arrest Of Protester On Independence Mall Causes Stir Online

Video of National Park police arresting a protestor on Independence Mall, last Friday, is causing a stir online and helping the young woman raise money for her defense fund.


(credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

Syria Chemical Weapon Protest Held On Independence Mall

About 70 protestors with the Syrian American Council took to Independence Mall on Friday afternoon to protest the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government on Syrian rebels.


(credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Hundreds Pack Independence Mall For Fourth of July Tradition

Independence Mall was packed Wednesday night as many gathered for an annual Fourth of July holiday tradition.


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Folks Throughout Region Enjoy Beautiful, Rain-Free Day

Many people were outside Saturday hoping the thunderstorms stayed away, which turned out to be the case.


(A member of a precision skydiving team makes a pinpoint landing on Independence Mall.  Photo from National Park Service)

Philadelphia, Home of the American Flag, Pulls Out All Stops For Flag Day Celebrations

On Independence Mall, bystanders got a Flag Day surprise when members of the Fastrax Skydiving Team made a grand entrance from above, carrying gigantic American flags.


(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.


(Credit: John McDevitt)

Vietnam Vets Reenlist For a Day of Volunteer Copter-Building at Constitution Center

The Bell “Huey” is a helicopter that Vietnam vets are very familiar with. It will be part of the National Constitution Center’s exhibit about the year 1968.