Plan Your Summer Trip to Historic Philadelphia
Become the vacation planning hero by bringing unique, engaging, adventurous, and fun experiences to your trip. Whether you are traveling with your family or just your sweetheart, Historic Philadelphia has plenty to do for everyone! On this page, we will outline special events, lesser-known gems, and the "required" sights to see and do during your summer visit to Historic Philadelphia. We will even give you dining and hotel suggestions!
Experience a 360-degree, 3D journey through the symbols of our nation’s freedom.
You can't see liberty but Americans symbolize it through the Liberty Bell. Learn how it received the honorable name and learn about the history of this truly American symbol.
Just across from the Liberty Bell at 6th & Chestnut Streets is the Historic Philadelphia Center, home of Liberty 360 in the PECO Theater, a 3-D journey through American symbols. You will also find friendly faces, information, tickets, and FREE holiday crafts for kids.
Find 11 free Storytelling Benches located throughout Historic Philadelphia. Listen to intriguing, interactive, and lesser-known history stories about Philadelphia. Kids receive a great prize upon completing 13 stories.
Visit the birthplace of the American flag, meet Betsy, and help bring herstory to life!
We sing. We toast. We drink! Cheers to the spirits of '76 on this Colonial pub crawl. Join us for an evening romp through Historic Philadelphia!
Bring history to life on this truly unique and special experience on Independence After Hours. After enjoying an authentic Colonial dinner, encounter the Founding Fathers as they passionately debate the Declaration of Independence during your exclusive after hours tour of Independence Hall.
Did you know Philadelphia was once the carousel-making capitol of the world? Come enjoy a spin on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, play a round in Philly Mini Golf - the 18-hole Philadelphia-themed miniature golf course, and enjoy the best shake in town at SquareBurger!
As the saying goes, "Philly's more fun when you stay over!" From five-star hotels with gorgeous views of Independence National Historical Park to economic family-style hotels, discover charming rooms within walking distance of all the sights in Historic Philadelphia.
Become a fan of Historic Philadelphia on Facebook and learn about new programs and events as they are announced! Also, keep your eyes peeled for ticket giveaways and more!
Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, Lights of Liberty, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors and dazzling 3-D shows, it's all listed right here!