Visitor Center Boss Says Fed Snub On Reopening Hurts Philly TouristsThe Visitor Center, at 6th and Market Streets, is on federal property but gets only one-fifth of its funding from the federal government.
Independence National Historical Park Unveils Latest Earn And Learn Trading CardIndependence National Historical Park unveiled its latest earn and learn trading card. The program is designed to help kids connect with the faces, places and stories represented in the park.
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.
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.
Old City's Historic Washington Square Gets 13 New Trees"The Revolutionary War buried thousands here, and every time we do an installment, an excavation, or a root grinding, we have to have an archeologist on site, by law," says the park's facility manager.
Top Black History Month Events In PhiladelphiaWith Black History Month upon us, Philadelphians won’t struggle to find special programming, events and venues that are celebrating.
For Ben Franklin's 306th Birthday, Music From One Of His InventionsIn honor of the 306th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth, park rangers from Independence National Historical Park were demonstrating a musical instrument invented by Dr. Franklin.
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.