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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, Philadelphia, PA, United States
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Everyday from 07/05/2018 to 09/03/2018

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

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Junior Ranger Induction Ceremony

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Ranger desk in Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Everyday from 06/30/2018 to 09/03/2018

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

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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
    Friday, August 3, 2018

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

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Gallery Tour: Alexander Hamilton

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the U.S., Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Everyday from 06/30/2018 to 09/03/2018

    While not from Philadelphia, Alexander Hamilton made is mark on American history while working here.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Gallery Tour: Bank Orientation Tour

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM,1:30 PM to 1:45 PM,3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the U.S., Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Everyday from 07/05/2018 to 09/03/2018

    Learn about notable people in the gallery.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Gallery Tour: Thomas Jefferson

    • Time: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the U.S., Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Everyday from 06/30/2018 to 09/03/2018

    View portraits of Jefferson, his friends, and some of his foes.

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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
    Friday, August 3, 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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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Special Exhibit: Speaking Out for Equality

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Liberty Bell Center, corner of 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Everyday from 06/08/2018 to 09/03/2018

    Explore the symbolic connection between the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the LGBT movement in this exhibit.

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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
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    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: Benjamin Franklin Museum entrance, access from Market or Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Everyday from 06/30/2018 to 08/16/2018

    Get to know the real Ben Franklin as you explore the streets and sites of his beloved city.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: In the Paths of the Founding Fathers

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Signers Garden, 5th Street and Chestnut Street
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Everyday from 07/05/2018 to 09/03/2018

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

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: Twilight Tour

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at ranger desk in Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Everyday from 07/04/2018 to 09/03/2018

    Enjoy an introduction to Independence National Historical Park.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Slide Program: The Road to Suffrage

    • 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
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Everyday from 08/17/2018 to 08/20/2018

    Hear about some of the many women whose contributions helped further the cause of equality.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: The Women's American Revolution

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Signers Garden, 5th Street and Chestnut Street
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Everyday from 08/17/2018 to 08/20/2018

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

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Benjamin Franklin Museum, enter from Chestnut Street or Market Street between 3rd and 4th Streets
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Everyday from 08/18/2018 to 08/19/2018

    Listen as two Philadelphia women discuss issues they faced during the early part of the 20th century.

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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
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Everyday from 08/21/2018 to 09/03/2018

    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

    Founders Day

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Throughout the park
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Celebrate the National Park Service's 102nd birthday.

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Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305

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