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Color photo showing people of all ages running with wooden muskets while a man in colonial military uniform encourages them on.
Kids can participate in musket drills, look for squirrels, become a Junior Ranger, and more!

Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

 

Play, Explore, Look and Learn...all at 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

    Family Fun: The Curiosity Zone

    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Try your hand at activities inspired by artist Charles Willson Peale. More

    Time:
    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the U.S., Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Barnacles and Bullets

    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Find out what it would have been like to serve in the Continental Army or Navy during the American Revolution during this hands-on program. More

    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
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Military Muster

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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

    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: Colonial Stations

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Famous and not-so-famous historical figures will captivate you with their past. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Location:
    Various locations in the park
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Reading of the Declaration

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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

    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, June 27, 2017

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

    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: Colonial Kids' Quest Puppet Show

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Your family can help animal puppets find the Declaration of Independence. More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    Behind Carpenters' Hall, Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets
    Fees:
    FREE

Last updated: June 13, 2017

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Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305

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