There were fireworks, cannon volleys, and a full-dress parade outside a National Park Service building that is slated for demolition to make way for the new museum.
Descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence participated in the annual ceremonial Independence Day bell tapping ceremony at the Liberty Bell on Thursday.
Security was tight but the mood was light in the place where our nation was born 237 years ago.
The National Constitution Center celebrated its tenth anniversary with free admissions and dozens of special exhibits about Colonial America.
The iconic estate has a history going back to the Revolutionary War, and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The group that runs the site is suing a contractor over a partially completed addition.
As summer gets underway for the region’s schoolchildren, the tourism agency Historic Philadelphia wants to help parents fill the time off.
On Independence Mall, bystanders got a Flag Day surprise when members of the Fastrax Skydiving Team made a grand entrance from above, carrying gigantic American flags.
The New York Public Library acquired what is believed to be Pennsylvania’s copy in 1896.
“Spy: The Exhibit, The Secret World of Espionage” opens Saturday.
The mayor read a proclamation congratulating the Philadelphia Defender Association, which has been providing free representation to Philadelphians for 80 years.
Philadelphia is a historic city that offers numerous places to immerse yourself in history, from where the Declaration of Independence was signed to the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center. Here are some of the best places to learn in Philadelphia.
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.
“Probably his most famous saying is, ‘A penny saved is a penny earned,’ but he really did not say that,” notes a local man who portrays the Founding Father.
As part of its ongoing exhibition of craft brewing in Philadelphia, a center city museum on Thursday night is hosting a beer tasting event with three local experts who will talk about the city’s centuries-long love affair with beer.
January 1st, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the first document that put the US government in official opposition to slavery.