Because of its proximity to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the National Park Service is getting involved in the project.
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.
The Liberty Bell Center provided the backdrop in the annual “National Bell Ringing Ceremony” to mark MLK Day.
The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.
The October 2013 government shutdown cost the U.S. economy an estimated $24-Billion, including several million in lost tourist dollars when National Parks in the Philadelphia area closed.
The end of the government shutdown means Philadelphia’s historical sites are now open for business.
The government shutdown was especially hard on people who don’t work for the government, but were still affected by the federal shutdown.
Mayor Nutter now says using city dollars for the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall will not happen.
Visiting the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall is a history lesson but it’s unavailable due to another historic event; the first government shutdown in 17 years.
Many tourist were disappointed as sites run by the federal government were closed due to the government shutdown.
Chris reviews yesterday’s 4th of July festivities in Philadelphia and the continuing political strife in Egypt. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Kevin Nealon, who will be performing at Helium Comedy Club this weekend.
Descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence participated in the annual ceremonial Independence Day bell tapping ceremony at the Liberty Bell on Thursday.
The Cuban president’s daughter is in Philadelphia to participate in a panel discussion and to receive an award for her gay rights activism.
There’s a lot of Philadelphia in the new design, from Ben Franklin to Independence Hall, the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell. But it’s really all about thwarting counterfeiters.
About 150 federal employees gathered in the shadow of the Liberty Bell and the Federal Building at lunchtime on Wednesday to protest the across the board federal government cuts known as sequestration.