Once Upon A Nation

Storytelling Benches

Storytelling Benches: Hours & Locations

Operating Hours

  • June 10 - August 16: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm
  • August 22 - 30: Friday & Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm
  • August 31 & September 1: Daily, 11 am - 4 pm

Bench Locations

  • Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets

  • Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th & Chestnut Streets

  • Independence Square, behind Independence Hall

  • Signers' Garden, 5th & Chestnut Streets

  • The ACE Charitable Foundation Storytelling Bench at Carpenters' Hall,
    Carpenters' Hall, on Chestnut between 3rd & 4th Streets

  • Franklin Court, on Market between 3rd & 4th Streets

  • Christ Church, 2nd & Market Streets

  • Betsy Ross House, 3rd & Arch Streets

  • The Lincoln Financial Storytelling Bench at the National Constitution Center,
    6th & Arch Streets

  • Wawa Storytelling Bench at Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets

Click map below to enlarge. Locations are subject to change without notice. All dates and times are subject to change without notice due to weather and other circumstances.


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