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Environmentalists push for Independence National Park to stop the sale of bottled water. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Environmental Groups Call On Independence National Park To Stop Sale Of Bottled Water

Environmental group Corporate Accountability International delivered petitions to Independence Park headquarters on Wednesday, calling for a ban on the sale of bottled water.

03/27/2013

Photo Credit: John McDevitt

Tourists Spend A Lot Of Cash When Visiting Historic Sites In Philadelphia

According 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.

03/03/2013

(The Bishop White House, at 309 Walnut Street, would be closed to tourists if sequester cuts go into effect.  File photo from Independence National Historic Park.)

Automatic US Budget Cuts Would Hit Philly Tourist Spots, Children’s Programs

This 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.

02/25/2013

(Credit:  Independence National Historical Park)

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.

10/25/2012

(Among those taking part in today's groundbreaking were Suzanne Biemiller of Mayor Nutter's staff, second from left; Cynthia MacLeod, superintendent of Independence National Historic Park, center; and Donald Kimelman, managing director of Philadelphia programs at the Pew Charitable Trust, far right.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Ground Broken For New Benj. Franklin Museum In Old City Philadelphia

When completed, the new Benjamin Franklin Museum will be underground — below the area known as “Franklin Court,” just off Fourth and Market Streets.

10/24/2011

(City Tavern, 138 South Second Street, at the corner of Walnut.  File photo)

No Proposals For City Tavern

Over 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.

09/27/2011

(Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Independence Hall Emerges From Scaffolding, Project Months Behind Schedule

The $4.4-million tower rehabilitation project on Independence Hall is 3 months behind schedule.

07/27/2011

(City Tavern, 138 South Second Street, at the corner of Walnut.  File photo)

National Park Service Puts City Tavern Lease Up For Bids

The landmark City Tavern Concession contract will be expiring soon and as KYW’s Michelle Durham reports, the property is owned by the National Park Service and officials there have opened the bidding process on a 10 year lease on the property.

07/11/2011

(City Tavern, 138 South Second Street, at the corner of Walnut.  File photo)

Bidding Opened For New (Or Returning) Operator Of Old City’s City Tavern

The National Park Service is opening the bidding process for a new 10-year lease on the landmark property at 2nd and Walnut Streets.

07/11/2011

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Hundreds Gather For Reading Of Declaration 235 Years After Independence

Hundreds gathered at noon in Independence Square, at the same place and time where Colonel John Nixon first read the Declaration of Independence 235 years ago.

07/08/2011