Business EITC Contributions

Since 2012, more than 4,000 elementary school students from underserved schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding area experienced American history on Historic Philadelphia, Inc.’s Full Day Field Trip Experience free of charge through funding made possible by the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

HPI’s Education Programming connects classroom instruction and visits to the sites where history happened to encourage a lifelong love of learning and civic pride. The free field trip program includes a visit to the Betsy Ross House; a Once Upon A Nation Story Stroll—an interactive, engaging walking tour-style program; and an optional stop at the Liberty Bell Center or the U.S. Mint, based on teachers’ educational goals. The results of various assessments demonstrate incredible educational outcomes as well as how much fun students have while learning. When asked how the free field trip “made you feel about your city,” students’ most frequent response is proud.

For a majority of Philadelphia’s upper elementary students HPI’s Full Day Field Trip Experience, funded through EITC, is their first visit to the city’s historic district. Your contribution will allow HPI to expand the Full Day Field Trip Experience to make it accessible to even more students in the 2016-2017 school-year. A contribution of $10,000 will make American history relevant and real for up to 450 students from underserved schools in the Philadelphia area. If you have any questions, please contact donation@historicphiladelphia.org or call 215-629-5801 ext. 217. Thank you for your consideration and support.


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Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors, it's all listed right here!

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