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Mural Arts Philadelphia Presents Monument Lab: Sample Philly

September 16 – November 19

See Philadelphia artist Kara Crombie’s monument, Sample Philly, on display at Franklin Square. The artwork, part of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s citywide project, Monument Lab, is inspired by free arts and music education in Philadelphia and contains a sound bank of musical loops drawn from Philadelphia’s rich musical history.

Visitors are encouraged to take part in a learning lab stationed near the monument to design or describe their own visions for monuments that represent Philadelphia.


Independence After Hours

Now - October 28, Fridays & Saturdays, 5:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: The October 7th Independence After Hours Tour will begin at 6 pm.

Departs from the Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St.

This exclusive evening tour back to 1776 has returned! Enjoy a delicious three-course meal at the historic City Tavern, followed by a visit to Independence Hall to witness our Founding Fathers in deep discussion over the creation of the Declaration of Independence!

Purchase tickets here.


Little Rebel Cider and Wine Garden

Thursdays, September 21, & October 5

6 - 10 pm, FREE

The event features locally brewed ciders from Delaware-based Rebel Seed Cidery and wine from Harvest Ridge Winery for $5, and delicious treats from popular local food trucks. Live music and entertainment will be on-hand as well.

Admission to the Cider and Wine Garden in the Betsy Ross House Courtyard is free. Drinks and snacks are pay-as-you-go. The Betsy Ross House Gift Shop will be open for shopping.

UNITED created by Ben Smallen

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 & 23

8 pm at the Betsy Ross House Courtyard

$15: General Admission

The Revivalists – brainchild of director Ben Smallen and Producer Tom England – are set to bring a new American musical to the 2017 Philadelphia Neighborhood Fringe Festival. UNITED takes that idea a step farther by reviving a seminal event from the creation of our country: the live declaring of independence which took place daily from July 8th through August 8th, 1776 throughout the American Colonies.

Purchase tickets here.

First Friday Movie Nights Under the Stars & Stripes

October 6, 5 - 9 pm

$5 admission includes a self-guided tour of the Betsy Ross House and two screenings in the courtyard. Come early to play a pre-screening game of trivia, hosted by The Philadelphia Film Society.

  • October 6 - Bucket of Blood (7 pm) and Night of the Living Dead (8:15 pm)

Purchase tickets here.



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