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Revolutionary War

Benedict Arnold Original Artwork: Print - C F Blauvelt and W Wellstood  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

New Book Tells Tale Of Benedict Arnold’s Connection To Philadelphia

A new historical novel takes on one of America’s most-infamous traitors, and Philadelphia is right in the thick of it.

02/23/2014

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Ceremony Honors George Washington On His 280th Birthday

A public wreath laying ceremony was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier in Philadelphia’s Washington Square Park on Saturday commemorating George Washington’s 280th birthday.

02/22/2014

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The Spies That Secured The American Revolution?

Brian Kilmeade, one of the hosts of FOX and Friends on FOX News, spoke with Chris Stigall this morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about his new book, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution.

02/14/2014

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Battlefields With A View: Top 5 N.Y. Wartime Heritage Adventures

Much of America’s story was forged on domestic battlefields. Honor those who died for our freedom with a wartime heritage site visit.

07/01/2013

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Annual Bike Ride Raises Funds To Preserve Land In Chester County

It’s not too late to sign up for a bike ride that raises money to preserve land in Chester County.

05/19/2013

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Getaway Guide: Valley Forge Park

George Washington would be on familiar ground if he visited his still pristine winter encampment site at nearby Valley Forge. Here’s what you’ll find during a day trip or weekend fling.

04/04/2013

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Dennis Farm: A Lesson in American History and the Future of Energy

A Philadelphia family recounts their story of freedom dating back to the Revolutionary War. But their history is currently colliding with the future of energy.

03/02/2013

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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.

01/31/2013

Metal detectorists "King George" Wyant and Tim "The Ringmaster" Saylor in the show "Diggers". (Credit: National Geographic Channel)

‘Diggers’ Take Their Metal Detectors, TV Cameras To New Jersey

One of the last (if not the last) clash of the Revolutionary War occurred near the Jersey Shore and a ‘National Geographic Channel’ show goes there tomorrow night.

01/21/2013

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Perkiomen Trail

Here’s a local hiking-biking getaway that gives you an overnight option.

08/16/2012

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Why Philadelphia Is The Nation’s Cradle Of Liberty

Steve Frank, historian at the National Constitution Center, says it was no mistake that the events of the Revolutionary War were intimately tied to Philadelphia.

07/04/2011

(The side building that served as servants' quarters at Clieveden, in Germantown.  Photos by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia’s Historic ‘Cliveden’ Adds Servant Quarters To Public Tours

The servant quarters of an historic Philadelphia mansion are now open for public view, thanks to a good deed on the part of some local Boy Scouts.

06/06/2011

Best Selling Author Uses Valley Forge National Park To Teach History To Kids

New York Times author, Laurie Halse Anderson, will be at Valley Forge National Historical Park on Tuesday to promote her new book about the Revolutionary War geared toward young adults.

10/31/2010

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Revolutionary Battle Reenactment is Saturday in Germantown

One of the most memorable battles of the Revolutionary War took place in Philadelphia, and it will be reenacted this Saturday along Germantown Avenue.

10/01/2010