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November 6, 2014

Roundup: A Guide To Commemorating Veterans Day In The Philadelphia Area, Tuesday, November 11

With historic monuments, influential exhibitions, history-laden sights and major museums, Philadelphia commemorates the country’s past every day of the year. And on Veterans Day, which is this Tuesday, November 11, the city especially honors the Veterans and active military men and women who have served our country through special events, programs at museums, ceremonies and […]

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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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June 30, 2014

Awesome News Alert: Vice President Of The United States Joe Biden To Join In Philadelphia’s July 4th Morning Ceremonies At Independence Hall

We already know that Philadelphia’s July 4th celebrations are some of the biggest and best in the country. Clearly, the Vice President of the United States agrees. Philadelphia’s already-impressive lineup of festivities on the Fourth of July just received an awesome boost from the Vice President of the United States. Vice President Joe Biden has […]

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November 8, 2013

Roundup: Places To Commemorate Veterans Day In And Around Philadelphia On Monday, November 11

In Philadelphia, we salute the past nearly daily with odes to Founding Fathers and independence. But in honor of Veterans Day, we’d like to take a moment to remember and commemorate not just history, but specifically the courageous U.S. members of the military who have served our country. On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, there […]

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October 17, 2013

Independence National Historical Park Has Now Reopened After The Federal Government Shutdown

Good news, Philadelphia. The treasured attractions of Independence National Historical Park have officially reopened! Following the 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government, the announcement of a continuing resolution to resume federal government operations has allowed for many of Philadelphia’s top attractions to reopen today, Thursday, October 17. The Independence Visitor Center at 6th and […]

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August 23, 2013

Roundup: Walking In Benjamin Franklin’s Footsteps In Philadelphia

With the Benjamin Franklin Museum’s grand reopening this weekend, there’s no better time than now to honor the man who created numerous inventions and institutions that are still in use today. We’ve created a Franklin-inspired roundup, housing sites that commemorate the Founding Father, like the Benjamin Franklin Museum and the Franklin Institute. Our roundup also […]

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June 14, 2013

Happy Flag Day! Salute Old Glory And The U.S. Army With A Celebration Today, June 14, And See Skydivers Over Independence Mall At Noon

Happy Flag Day, Philadelphia! Join in the celebrations today, June 14, as Philadelphia commemorates the anniversaries of both the United States flag (236 years) and the United States Army (238 years) in a series of free outdoor events and presentations throughout the historic district — from the National Constitution Center to the Betsy Ross House. […]

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May 20, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend In And Around Philadelphia

Ready for summertime, Philadelphia? Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season (the first day of summer is June 21), but a great time to welcome longer days and balmy weather. A number of locations in Philadelphia and the countryside are hosting celebratory events in honor of the long weekend. Some of […]

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April 2, 2013

Raise A Glass To The Final Days of American Spirits: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition This Thursday Night At The National Constitution Center’s Cheers To Beer Tasting Event

Mark your calendars, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center comes to a close on Sunday, April 28. The museum hosts its final affair in its American Spirits event series this Thursday night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. celebrating the implementation of the Beer Act of 1933, which legalized […]

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February 27, 2013

Roundup: Our Picks For The Best Of British Philadelphia, Including The Britain-Inspired 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show

The British are coming! While the Britain-themed 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show opens at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this Saturday, March 2, the best of Britain doesn’t have to end with the show’s exquisite themed garden displays — which by the way, are on view for two full weekends for the first time ever. English culture […]

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