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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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December 21, 2012

Photo Of The Day: Happy First Official Day Of Winter, Philadelphia!

Today, December 21, is the first official day of winter. Despite the erratic forecast, we’ve definitely had some days of cold of late. So, rest assured we’ll be helping you out all season long with tips on staying warm with hot drinks, where to dine by the fireside, what to do indoors when it’s snowing [...]

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October 17, 2012

Uwishunu’s Guide To Experiencing Haunted Philadelphia

Rumored haunted sites and eerie historical properties are not a hard thing to come by here in one of the oldest cities in the country. If you have an interest in the supernatural and don’t have a clue where to start, we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking to learn some local history, grab dinner [...]

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July 6, 2012

Independence National Historical Park Celebrates The First Public Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence At Independence Hall, Sunday, July 8

On, Sunday, July 8, the staff of the Independence National Historical Park will wrap up the July 4th holiday festivities by bringing the celebrations back to where it all began with the first-ever public reading of the Declaration of Independence. (The Declaration of Independence wasn’t actually presented to the public until July 8, 1776.) Join [...]

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