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July 23, 2014

Historic Franklin Square Park Celebrates National Carousel Day With Two-For-One Tickets To Ride Center City’s Only Carousel, Friday, July 25

Historic Philadelphia’s family-friendly favorite Franklin Square makes an ideal spot for families, history buffs and lovers of milkshakes all summer long. Weather permitting, one and all are invited to come out to one of the city’s top play places and enjoy its awesome attractions daily through the fall. As long as unseasonal weather doesn’t cause […]

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July 18, 2014

Now Open: Independence Beer Garden Debuts On Independence Mall With Summer Eats, All-American Craft Beers And Plenty Of Alfresco Good Times

As the birthplace of America, Philadelphia has a long history of embracing residents and visitors with a strong independent streak. It’s appropriate, then, that a freewheeling concept like a beer garden encircling an office building should be such a bona fide hit in this town. That’s right, folks. The 20,000 square-foot outdoor area of 100 […]

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July 5, 2014

Reminder: Fourth Of July Weekend Events Continue At Penn’s Landing With A Free Concert And Epic Fireworks Show, Tonight, July 5

While the epic fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are over, another huge fireworks show illuminates the sky above the Delaware River at Penn’s Landing this evening. First up, one of the nation’s premier musical organizations, the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, returns for a free, patriotic performance at Penn’s Landing, beginning at 8 […]

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July 3, 2014

Long Weekend Picks, July 4th Edition: Fireworks On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway And At Penn’s Landing, Fourth Of July Jam, Independence Day Parade, Super Scooper Ice Cream Fest, Free First Sunday At The Barnes And More

Happy July 4th, Philadelphia! As the holiday weekend approaches, fireworks, parades, free concerts and more fill every corner of the city — and the countryside, too. Two major fireworks shows illuminate the sky over the course of the next few days. First, Wawa Welcome America closes out with its epic fireworks display on July 4th […]

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July 2, 2014

July 4th In Philadelphia: Our Guide To Celebrating Independence Day In Philadelphia’s Historic District

Few locales are better suited to celebrating America’s birthday than Historic Philadelphia, where independence was born. Head to Historic Philadelphia to celebrate the nation’s 238th birthday with special events, daily activities for the kids and extended hours at can’t-miss historic attractions like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Today, Wednesday, July 2, is Hoagie Day […]

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July 1, 2014

Opening Alert: The Brand-New Independence Beer Garden To Kickoff Service On Independence Mall This Month

The brand new Independence Beer Garden is now open on Independence Mall and it looks awesome. (Photo by Albert Lee) Update: Per a July 9 announcement, Independence Beer Garden now plans to open Tuesday, July 15. A beer garden right across from Independence Mall? Yes, please. On Tuesday, July 15, the 20,000 square-foot outdoor area […]

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June 5, 2014

Reminder: The Homes Of Elfreth’s Alley Open Their Doors For The Annual Fete Day Festival, This Saturday, June 7

This Saturday, June 7, celebrate one of the historic district’s finest jewels, Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continually occupied residential street in America, at its annual Fete Day festival. The Elfreth’s Alley Museum, housed within two adjacent homes on the cobblestone street, is the only part of the historic area that is public. But, on Saturday, […]

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May 27, 2014

Save The Date: Fete Day, The Annual Open House Festival, Returns To Elfreth’s Alley, Saturday, June 7

Philadelphia is full of hidden gems. This spring, celebrate one of the historic district’s finest jewels, Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continually occupied residential street in America. Tucked away in Old City, Elfreth’s Alley welcomes visitors to walk its cobblestones daily. While a modern city has sprung up around it, the Alley preserves three centuries of […]

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May 20, 2014

The Tippler’s Tour Pub Crawl And Independence After Hours Launch For The Summer Season In Historic Philadelphia This Week

Huzzzah! With the return of warm weather comes the return of two evening diversions made for lovers of history and nightlife. Experience the many-layered history of Philadelphia by taking one of Historic Philadelphia’s excellent evening tours: the Tippler’s Tour and Independence After Hours, both of which return for the spring and summer starting this week. […]

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April 15, 2014

The American Philosophical Society Museum Presents Jefferson, Philadelphia, And The Founding Of A Nation, April 17-December 28

Opening this Thursday, April 17, the American Philosophical Society Museum presents Jefferson, Philadelphia, and the Founding of a Nation, an in-depth look at the life of Thomas Jefferson during his time in Philadelphia. The influential founding father spent a significant amount of time in Philadelphia and initiated nationwide change from his temporary home here. Further […]

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