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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: The British Occupation of Philadelphia

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Franklin Court Courtyard, between Market and Chestnut Streets, and 3rd and 4th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, September 10, 2017

    Learn about the British occupation of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War and the difficult choices that people had to make.

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    • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    • Location: Congress Hall (advanced reservations required); enter through security at 5th and Chestnut Sts.
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, September 11, 2017

    Join Michael Doran and Dr. Evelyn Farkas, two political consultants, one Republican and one Democrat, as they debate the Trump Administration's approach to foreign policy.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Ceremony: Raising of the POW/MIA Recognition Flag

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    • Location: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution in Washington Square
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day with a ceremonial raising of the POW/MIA Recognition Flag.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: American Prisoners of War in Philadelphia

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Signers Garden, SE corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day with a walking tour about the Continental soldiers held as POWs during the British occupation of Philadelphia.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Ranger Program: Our Constitution

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the U.S., Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Find out why George Washington called the Constitutional Convention the "Miracle at Philadelphia" in this ranger-led program.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Ceremony: Lowering of the POW/MIA Recognition Flag

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution in Washington Square
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    Join us for the ceremonial lowering of the POW/MIA Recognition Flag.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Mr. Madison Under the Mulberry Tree

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Franklin Court Courtyard, enter from either Market or Chestnut Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    On Constitution Day, ask James Madison questions about the Constitutional Convention, the Bill of Rights, and more.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Naturalization Ceremony: The Constitution at Work

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Congress Hall (enter through security screening at 5th and Chestnut Streets)
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    Witness new American citizens take the Oath of Allegiance in this moving ceremony.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Lecture: "The Enigma of Benjamin Franklin's Faith"

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: Independence Visitor Center Ballroom, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Dr. Thomas Kidd, History Professor at Baylor University, will explore Franklin's views on religion.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Evening Program: Opera on the Mall

    • Time: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    • Location: The Lawn on Independence Mall, between Chestnut and Market, and 5th and 6th Streets.
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Pack your picnic baskets and blankets for a FREE, big-screen broadcast of The Marriage of Figaro on Independence Mall. Registration is required.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Benjamin Franklin Museum, enter from Market or Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Celebrate National Public Lands Day with free admission to the Benjamin Franklin Museum.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Signer's Garden, SE corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    This ranger-led walking tour through historic Society Hill explores the vital contributions of Hispanic diplomats to the success of the American Revolution.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Revolutionary Germantown Festival

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Germantown White House, 5442 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Enjoy a day of costumed characters, live music, food, and a reenactment of the Battle of Germantown. Take time to visit the historic Germantown White House.

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305

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