Annual Reading of Declaration of Independence Draws Hundreds in Old CityIt 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.
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.
At Independence Hall, Echoes of a Public Proclamation 238 Years AgoA reënactor portraying Col. John Nixon read the words of the Declaration of Independence to hundreds assembled in Independence Park, behind Independence Hall.
Visitor Center Boss Says Fed Snub On Reopening Hurts Philly TouristsThe Visitor Center, at 6th and Market Streets, is on federal property but gets only one-fifth of its funding from the federal government.
Independence National Historical Park Unveils Latest Earn And Learn Trading CardIndependence National Historical Park unveiled its latest earn and learn trading card. The program is designed to help kids connect with the faces, places and stories represented in the park.
Tourists Spend A Lot Of Cash When Visiting Historic Sites In PhiladelphiaAccording to estimates, 3. 6 million visitors spend a little over $150 million a year and that goes to support 2100 jobs in the local area.
Bicentennial Bell, Britain's Gift to US, Goes Into Storage The nearly 13,000-pound bell was removed from its tower at 3rd and Chestnut Streets today to make way for a new Revolutionary War museum.
Old City's Historic Washington Square Gets 13 New Trees"The Revolutionary War buried thousands here, and every time we do an installment, an excavation, or a root grinding, we have to have an archeologist on site, by law," says the park's facility manager.
Top Black History Month Events In PhiladelphiaWith Black History Month upon us, Philadelphians won’t struggle to find special programming, events and venues that are celebrating.
For Ben Franklin's 306th Birthday, Music From One Of His InventionsIn honor of the 306th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth, park rangers from Independence National Historical Park were demonstrating a musical instrument invented by Dr. Franklin.
Ground Broken For New Benj. Franklin Museum In Old City PhiladelphiaWhen completed, the new Benjamin Franklin Museum will be underground -- below the area known as "Franklin Court," just off Fourth and Market Streets.
No Proposals For City TavernOver the summer the National Park Service announced they were accepting proposals from other proprietors for the space currently occupied by City Tavern. The September 23rd deadline passed and there were no proposals.