Historic Philadelphia, Inc. News and Events!


Franklin Square Fountain

Franklin Square’s historic fountain is about to make history again! A brand new fountain show with lights, music, and dancing water will come to the Square in summer 2019.

Pardon our appearance while we work to make more magic and memories in Franklin Square. The fence will be surrounding the fountain through the end of October and again from January – April 2019.

Click here to learn more about the exciting fountain show coming in 2019



*The Betsy Ross House hours will not be affected by the government shutdown*

Meet the lady of Stars and Stripes herself and enjoy historic house tours of The Betsy Ross House!

Click here for more information on The Betsy Ross House


Tippler's Tour: Ben Franklin's Birthday!

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Hit the streets of Historic Philadelphia with Ben and raise a toast to Philadelphia's favorite Founding Father in honor of his 313th birthday! Delight in lighthearted toasts and spirited songs, delivered by the famous inventor and statesmen himself, and enjoy savory snacks and seasonal beverages at National Mechanics, Victoria Freehouse, Chez Ben, and City Tavern.



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To designate your United Way workplace program gifts to Historic Philadelphia, Inc., please use our Donor Choice Number: 14106. Contributions made through the United Way support our educational outreach program.

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Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

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