Family-Friendly Events and Programs

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Kids and their families can participate in all sorts of special events and programs.

Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

 
Play, Explore, Look and Learn...all while visiting Independence National Historical Park. There is something to engage, entertain and challenge every family. In addition to the activities below, the park offers a Junior Ranger program (paper and digital) and the opportunity to collect park trading cards.
 

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Barnacles and Bullets

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Everyday

    George Washington wants you! Come learn about life as a soldier.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: New Hall Military Museum, Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, Philadelphia, PA, United States
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Junior Ranger Induction Ceremony

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Everyday

    Get "sworn in" as Junior Rangers after completing a booklet.

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    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Ranger desk in Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Military Muster

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Learn marching and musket etiquette in this fun and spirited muster for kids.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Reading of the Declaration

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Come join the Once Upon a Nation History Makers as they read from select passages of the Declaration of Independence.

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    • Time: 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Barry Statue on Independence Square, between 5th and 6th Streets and Chestnut and Walnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Storytelling: Once Upon a Nation

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Stop by all 13 Once Upon a Nation storytelling benches to hear captivating tales from Philadelphia's past.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: At storytelling benches in various locations in and around Independence Park
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Barnacles and Bullets

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Everyday

    George Washington wants you! Come learn about life as a soldier.

    View Details
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: New Hall Military Museum, Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, Philadelphia, PA, United States
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Junior Ranger Induction Ceremony

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Everyday

    Get "sworn in" as Junior Rangers after completing a booklet.

    View Details
    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Ranger desk in Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Military Muster

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Learn marching and musket etiquette in this fun and spirited muster for kids.

    View Details
    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Reading of the Declaration

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Come join the Once Upon a Nation History Makers as they read from select passages of the Declaration of Independence.

    View Details
    • Time: 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Barry Statue on Independence Square, between 5th and 6th Streets and Chestnut and Walnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Storytelling: Once Upon a Nation

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Stop by all 13 Once Upon a Nation storytelling benches to hear captivating tales from Philadelphia's past.

    View Details
    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: At storytelling benches in various locations in and around Independence Park
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Barnacles and Bullets

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Everyday

    George Washington wants you! Come learn about life as a soldier.

    View Details
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: New Hall Military Museum, Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, Philadelphia, PA, United States
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Junior Ranger Induction Ceremony

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Everyday

    Get "sworn in" as Junior Rangers after completing a booklet.

    View Details
    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Ranger desk in Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Military Muster

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Learn marching and musket etiquette in this fun and spirited muster for kids.

    View Details
    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Reading of the Declaration

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Come join the Once Upon a Nation History Makers as they read from select passages of the Declaration of Independence.

    View Details
    • Time: 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Barry Statue on Independence Square, between 5th and 6th Streets and Chestnut and Walnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Storytelling: Once Upon a Nation

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Stop by all 13 Once Upon a Nation storytelling benches to hear captivating tales from Philadelphia's past.

    View Details
    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: At storytelling benches in various locations in and around Independence Park
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Barnacles and Bullets

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    George Washington wants you! Come learn about life as a soldier.

    View Details
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: New Hall Military Museum, Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, Philadelphia, PA, United States
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Junior Ranger Induction Ceremony

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Get "sworn in" as Junior Rangers after completing a booklet.

    View Details
    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Ranger desk in Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Military Muster

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Learn marching and musket etiquette in this fun and spirited muster for kids.

    View Details
    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Reading of the Declaration

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Come join the Once Upon a Nation History Makers as they read from select passages of the Declaration of Independence.

    View Details
    • Time: 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Barry Statue on Independence Square, between 5th and 6th Streets and Chestnut and Walnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Storytelling: Once Upon a Nation

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Stop by all 13 Once Upon a Nation storytelling benches to hear captivating tales from Philadelphia's past.

    View Details
    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: At storytelling benches in various locations in and around Independence Park
    • Fees: FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Barnacles and Bullets

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Everyday

    George Washington wants you! Come learn about life as a soldier.

    View Details
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: New Hall Military Museum, Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, Philadelphia, PA, United States
    • Fees: FREE
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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305

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