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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Family Fun: The Curiosity Zone

    • 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
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Everyday from 06/24/2017 to 09/04/2017

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

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Barnacles and Bullets

    • 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
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Everyday from 06/24/2017 to 09/04/2017

    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.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Military Muster

    • 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
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Gallery Tour: Charles Willson Peale

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM,2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Second Bank Portrait Gallery, Chestnut Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Everyday from 06/24/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Discover the wonderful collection of portraits of the founding generation that Charles Willson Peale created in this ranger-led gallery tour.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Gallery Tour: Orientation Tour to the Portrait Gallery

    • Time: 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM,1:30 PM to 1:45 PM,3:30 PM to 3:45 PM,4:30 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Second Bank of the U.S., Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Sts.
    • Fees: FREE
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Everyday from 06/24/2017 to 09/04/2017

    See original portraits of the Founding Fathers, and some of the Founding Mothers!

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Colonial Stations

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Various locations in the park
    • Fees: FREE
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Reading of the Declaration

    • 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
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Storytelling: Once Upon a Nation

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: At storytelling benches in various locations in and around Independence Park
    • Fees: FREE
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: Dr. Franklin's Philadelphia

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at the entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Museum, Franklin Court, enter at Market or Chestnut Streets, between 3rd and 4th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Everyday from 06/24/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Get to know this multifaceted founding father in a one hour walking tour through Franklin's Philadelphia.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: In the Paths of the Founders

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Meet in the Signers Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Everyday from 06/24/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Join a park ranger for this orientation walking tour of Independence National Historical Park.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Colonial Kids' Quest Puppet Show

    • 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
    Friday, July 21, 2017

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

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Congress Hall, enter through security at 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    John Adams and Thomas Jefferson debate and discuss the issues that divided them - and the young nation.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: The Women's American Revolution

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Signer's Garden, corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Follow in the footsteps of the women who used Independence Square to fight their own revolution.

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Last updated: March 25, 2016

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143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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