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.
Philly Bike Share Program Off To Early Success In Historic DistrictThe mayor's office of transportation and utilities said the numbers show Indigo bike stations near Independence Mall are some of the busiest in the city.
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.
VP Biden Will Take Part in Philadelphia's July 4th Ceremonies This YearBiden will join Mayor Nutter and others on Thursday morning in front of Independence Hall for the 2014 edition of the "Celebration of Freedom" ceremony.
Environmental Groups Call On Independence National Park To Stop Sale Of Bottled WaterEnvironmental group Corporate Accountability International delivered petitions to Independence Park headquarters on Wednesday, calling for a ban on the sale of bottled water.
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.
Automatic US Budget Cuts Would Hit Philly Tourist Spots, Children's ProgramsThis was supposed to be the crisis that wasn't. Now, the impact of some of the expected local cuts would be felt all across the Delaware Valley.
Possible Civil War Cannon Shot Found On Independence Square A contractor, grinding a tree stump in Independence Square on Wednesday, made a not so routine discovery.
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.
Independence Hall Emerges From Scaffolding, Project Months Behind ScheduleThe $4.4-million tower rehabilitation project on Independence Hall is 3 months behind schedule.