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HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA GAZETTE National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

No. 64 - April 2012

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and the contrasts in their positions on issues from the economy to immigration. APRIL 1-5 Tickets are $10; $7 students & teachers. Betsy Ross House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (215) 409-6700, constitutioncenter.org (also 4/8-4/12): Chocolate Making – See how APRIL 12 this treat that’s more American than apple pie National Constitution Center, 6:30-8 p.m.: Drew was made in Colonial times... free samples, too! Gilpin Faust on the American Civil War – More Free. (215) 686-1252, betsyrosshouse.org than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American APRIL 2-15 Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today’s National Constitution Center, regular site population would be six million. In This Republic hours: Spring Break: Freedom of Expression of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that During spring break, explore how our constitutional death on such a scale changed not only individual right to freedom of expression has allowed artists, lives but the life of the nation, and in the process, like Bruce Springsteen, to inspire social change redefined the meanings of race, citizenship, and through words and music. The Center will present nationhood. Tickets are $10; $7 students & teachers. a daily lineup of local artists and performers in the (215) 409-6700, constitutioncenter.org Grand Hall Lobby who will present works inspired APRIL 13 by Bruce Springsteen, plus enjoy a variety of American Philosophical Society, 10 a.m-4 p.m. music-inspired interactive programs, including Thurs.-Sun. thru 12/12: Tempus Fugit: Time Flies songwriting, harmonica workshops, and more! Chicago-based artist Antonia Contro has created an Free with admission. exhibition pairing a selection of her works with (215) 409-6700, constitutioncenter.org pieces from the APS collections. Betsy Ross House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Spring Break $1 donation suggested. Apsmuseum.org Scavenger Hunt – Be a Colonial Doctor! Help! One APRIL 14 of Betsy’s daughters is sick. Search Betsy’s House for African American Museum in Philadelphia, the ingredients to this 18th-century home remedy for 1 p.m.: Breaking Boundaries: The Intersection a cough. Free with admission. of Art, Politics, Religion and Identity in the Life (215) 686-1252, betsyrosshouse.org and Works of Henry Ossawa Tanner – Dr. Craig Stutman addresses important questions about the life APRIL 6 & 7 and legacy of Henry Ossawa Tanner. This program Betsy Ross House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. was developed to complement PAFA’s exhibition (also 4/13 & 4/14): Fox Hunting – Kids, get Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit. on your trustiest steed and let the hounds loose Reservations required. (215) 574-0380 x220, to search for the fox hiding in Betsy’s courtyard. [email protected] Free. (215) 686-1252, betsyrosshouse.org APRIL 14 & 15 APRIL 7 Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank, 3-3:20 p.m.: African American Museum in Philadelphia, Happy Birthday Charles Willson Peale – Join 1 p.m.: Community Conversation Panel: PAFA Then and Now – Panel discussion with current and a park ranger to celebrate the life and artistry of painter Charles Willson Peale (born April 15, 1741) former students of Pennsylvania Academy of the with a gallery tour of some of his most famous Fine Arts. Developed to complement PAFA’s works. Free. (800) 537-7676, nps.gov/inde exhibition Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit, students & alumni of color will discuss Tanner’s APRIL 17 legacy as a student at PAFA, and the continued National Constitution Center, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: evolution of their attitudes and interactions about Income Tax Day Programming – Discover how race and ethnicity in general, and in their time the Stamp Act, the Whiskey Rebellion, and the studying at PAFA. Reservations required. 16th Amendment all connect to the history of (215) 574-0380 x220, [email protected] taxation in America. Visitors also can find out exactly where their tax dollars go with the interactive “Tax APRIL 7 & 8 Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank, 3-3:20 p.m. Machine” and what percentage of that money goes toward national security, education, healthcare, and (also 4/13): Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson the environment, plus design their own dollar bills Join a park ranger to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s at craft activity tables. Free with admission. 269th birthday (born April 13, 1743) with a gallery (215) 409-6700, constitutioncenter.org tour and a look at his life and legacy. APRIL 19 Free. (800) 537-7676, nps.gov/inde Historic Philadelphia Center, 5:30-8 p.m.: APRIL 8 Tippler’s Tour: A Colonial Pub Crawl – Enjoy Franklin Square, 12 p.m.: Great Egg Hunt traditional drinks paired with snacks and a sip of What did Peter Cottontail leave this year? Kids can history at four Colonial & modern day watering hunt for eggs filled with surprises like free tickets holes as your Colonial guide shares songs & toasts and candy! Limited availability; all guests must of the taverns old. Continues each Thursday thru register for a free, timed ticket. 12/12. $40 for adults; $35 Sr./St./Mil. Must be 21 with Registration begins at 11 a.m. valid ID. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org Free. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org APRIL 9 National Constitution Center, 6:30-8 p.m.: National Constitution Center, 6:30-8 p.m.: Left Social Networking: The New Political and Right: Rendell and Whitman on Election Battleground – Will candidates who don’t show up 2012 – In the midst of a fierce presidential campaign, on this digital playing field be left in the dust? Social former Governors Ed Rendell and Christine Todd media expert Andrew Rasiej moderates a timely Whitman will provide commentary and firsthand discussion about the new political battleground. knowledge of the key players in the 2012 election Free. (215) 409-6700, constitutioncenter.org

APRIL 20 & 21 Historic Philadelphia Center, 5:30-8 p.m.: Independence After Hours – Take a sneak peek into Independence Hall at night! Start with dinner at City Tavern then eavesdrop on the goings-on at the Pennsylvania State House on a July evening in 1776. Continues through fall 2012. Call for dates. $80 for adults; $75 Sr./St./Mil.; $50 12 & under. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org APRIL 20-22 African American Museum in Philadelphia, regular museum hours: A Moment in Jazz! Three days (and one night!) celebrating jazz in American life. Features live performances and family fun activities, plus the return of Jazz ‘Til Sunrise. For the full line-up of performers and events, visit www.aampmuseum.org APRIL 21 Betsy Ross House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Exhibit Opening – Be the first to see the new exhibit, Potions, Powders & Pills: Domestic Medicine in the Colonial Era. Learn how common garden plants were used to treat everything from the common cold to cancer. Don’t miss the new “medicine garden” in the courtyard, too! Free with admission. (215) 686-1252, betsyrosshouse.org APRIL 21-29 Independence Visitor Center: National Park Week – Ask at the Independence Visitor Center desk for a list of activities on the day of your visit. Free. (800) 537-7676, nps.gov/inde APRIL 22 & 23 National Constitution Center, 12-5 p.m. 4/22 & 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 4/23: Earth Day Celebration Visitors can find out how they can play a part in helping their local communities “go green” – a key part of being an active citizen! Learn how food and nutrition laws, environmental protection policies and the preservation of America’s resources will be impacted by the upcoming presidential election. Free with admission. (215) 409-6700, constitutioncenter.org APRIL 25 National Museum of American Jewish History, 7 p.m.: Hayu Leilot/There Were Nights: An Artistic Journey in Celebration of Israel – Celebrate Israel Independence Day with a variety of musical performances. For ticket information, call (215) 923-3811 x110, nmajh.org/publicprograms/#leilot APRIL 26 Historic Philadelphia Center, 5:30-8 p.m.: Tippler’s Tour: A Colonial Pub Crawl – Enjoy traditional drinks paired with snacks and a sip of history at four Colonial & modern day watering holes as your Colonial guide shares songs & toasts of the taverns old. Continues each Thursday thru 12/12. $40 for adults; $35 Sr./St./Mil. Must be 21 with valid ID. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org African American Museum in Philadelphia, Books and Authors: “The Riot Within” A Conversation and Booksigning with Rodney Glen King and Cynthia Kelley – Twenty years later, Rodney King reflects on his experiences since the LA Riots in a new book. Reservations required. (215) 574-0380, ext. 243, [email protected] continues on page 2


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APRIL 27 & 28 Historic Philadelphia Center, 5:30-8 p.m.: Independence After Hours – Take a sneak peek into Independence Hall at night! Start with dinner at City Tavern then eavesdrop on the goings-on at the Pennsylvania State House on a July evening in 1776. Continues through fall 2012. Call for dates. $80 for adults; $75 Sr./St./Mil.; $50 12 & under. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org APRIL 28 Independence National Historical Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Junior Ranger Day – Meet National Park Service staff outside the Independence Visitor Center and find out what it takes to run Independence National Historical Park. Play games, listen to music, meet people from the past. Check your skills to find out if you could pass the test to become a US citizen. Complete the National Park Week Junior Ranger Booklet for a free prize! Fun for all ages! Rain location is inside the building. Free. (800) 537-7676, nps.gov/inde

ONGOING Betsy Ross House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily: Meet Betsy Ross – Meet America’s most famous flagmaker in the country’s only working 18th-century upholstery shop and ask her all about her exciting life and times. Free with admission. (215) 686-1262, betsyrosshouse.org Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank, 12-12:15 p.m. Wed.-Sun.: Orientation Tour Meet at the Washington Statue in the Second Bank of the United States for a tour of some of the notable people in the gallery. Free. (800) 537-7676, nps.gov/inde Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank, 2-2:15 p.m. Wed.-Sun.: Moses Williams: Cutter of Profiles – Moses Williams created silhouettes by operating an ingenious machine, the physignotrace. Hear how his skill led to his freedom and see a reproduction of the machine Free. (800) 537-7676, nps.gov/inde


New Hall Military Museum, 2:30-2:45 p.m. Sat. & Sun.: Barnacles and Bullets – Find out what it would have been like to serve in the army or the navy during the American Revolution during this hands-on program for kids. Free. (800) 537-7676, nps.gov/inde Christ Church Burial Ground: 11-3:30 p.m.: Revolutionary Americans – This is the final resting place of many founding fathers including Benjamin Franklin. The 15-minute guided tour features the history of the site and the revolutionary people connected to Christ Church. $3 adults/$1 children, plus admission. (215) 922-1695, christchurchphila.org Franklin Square, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Celebrating Season 6 – Philadelphia’s urban oasis celebrates ts sixth season! Be among the first to take a springtime spin on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel or play a round of Philly Mini-Golf. Free; attractions are ticketed. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org Historic Philadelphia Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.: Liberty 360 in the PECO Theater – Experience this 12-minute 3D spectacular that immerses viewers in symbols of freedom. Dr. Benjamin Franklin hosts the one-of-a-kind experience. Tickets are $6 for adults; $5 Ch./Sr./St./Mil.. Family four pack is $20. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org Independence Visitor Center: Philadelphia History This Way – The ultimate interactive mobile application introduces you to all of Philadelphia’s historic treasures. As your own personal tour guide, it will steer your steps through Philadelphia’s historic mile, down the same streets walked by our founding fathers, showing you the rich history and details of the landmarks you pass along the way. Learn more and download app at philadelphiahistorythisway.com or search “Philadelphia History” in the iTunes store or Android marketplace from your mobile device. Independence Visitor Center, 8:30 a.m.6 p.m.: Your First Stop in Philadelphia – The Independence Visitor Center should be your first stop when sightseeing in Philadelphia. Purchase tickets to

CITY TAVERN RESTAURANT Savor specialties including pepperpot soup, Martha Washington’s chocolate mousse cake, General Washington & Thomas Jefferson’s recipes for ale. Open seven days a week. Serving lunch & dinner daily from 11:30 a.m. Dinner from 4 p.m. (Sundays from 3 p.m.). Located at the corner of 2nd & Walnut Streets, (215) 413-1443.

HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA GAZETTE The Historic Philadelphia Gazette, is a joint venture of Historic Philadelphia, Inc., the National Park Service, the Independence Visitor Center Corporation and the National Constitution Center. If you have questions, comments or need more information about National Park Service sites or other historical sites in Philadelphia and its countryside, call (800) 537-7676 or visit nps.gov/inde. Historic Philadelphia, Inc. is dedicated to making our nation’s history relevant and real through interpretation, interaction and education, strengthening Greater Philadelphia’s role as the destination to experience American history. Historic Philadelphia, Inc. oversees the Once Upon A Nation initiative, Betsy Ross House, Liberty 360 in the PECO Theater and Franklin Square. For more information about HPI, or to make a tax-deductible donation, call (215) 629-4026 or visit historicphiladelphia.org.

over 50 tours and attractions, receive personal trip planning services including booking hotel reservations and enjoy our café-style eatery. Speak to our virtual concierge anytime on Twitter @PHLVisitorCntr or visit us at 599 Market Street, just steps away from the Liberty Bell. City Tavern, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily: The Ales of the Revolution – Enjoy a sampling of ale recipes by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton. Colonial shrub is available for the children. (215) 413-1443, citytavern.com National Constitution Center, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Fri.: Behind the Bronze Tours Join the experts for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Center’s iconic Signers’ Hall and discover the real story of America’s famous Founding Fathers. Free with admission. (215) 409-6700, constitutioncenter.org National Constitution Center, regular site hours: From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen Celebrate the right to free expression at an exhibition that rocks! The first major exhibition about the American songwriter offers an in-depth and personal look at the musician and the man. View more than 150 artifacts, including the Fender Esquire guitar from the cover of Born to Run, handwritten lyric manuscripts and various honors including his Academy Award and the 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, which he purchased after the success of Born to Run. $24.50 Ad.; $23 Sr./St.; $12 Ch. 4-12; includes admission to the main exhibition. (215) 409-6700, constitutioncenter.org Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the U.S., 4-4:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. in March: Stories of Struggle – Join a park ranger for a slide program highlighting the stories of the people, places and events surrounding the founding and early years of the United States of America. Free. (800) 537-7676, nps.gov/inde

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it takes two Two entrées for the price of one!* Valid Sunday through Friday, lunch or dinner! Only valid with the use of a major credit card. Not valid Saturdays, restaurant holiday or with special menus. Beverages, Tax & Gratuity are additional. *Children's meals are considered entrées. Not valid on: April 6-8, 2012, May 12, 27, 2012 June 17, 2012, July 1-7, 2012 - Expires August 31, 2012

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. thanks the Partners & Sponsors who support Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, Once Upon A Nation and Lights of Liberty.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania • Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation • Fairmount Park • City of Philadelphia National Park Service FUNDERS: The Lenfest Foundation • Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey • Parx Casino William Penn Foundation • PECO • The Pew Charitable Trusts • The ACE Group • Lincoln Financial Group Foundation • Aramark Connelly Foundation • Philadelphia Eagles • William J. Avery • Brett’s Pony • Cash is King Racing Stable Team Smarty and the Chapman Family • Wayne S. Spilove • Lewis Katz, Esq. • Kathy and Peter Linneman • PNC Bank Friends of Valley Forge • Valley Forge Convention and Visitor’s Bureau • Google • Otto Haas Charitable Trust • American Express American Institute for History Education • The McLean Contribution • Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation • The Van Alen Family Philadelphia Cultural Fund • Hersha Hospitality Trust • The Home Depot • Edward G. Rendell • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Wells Fargo • Brulée Catering • Capital Wine & Spirits Company • Religious Society of Free Quakers • Blank Rome LLP • Starr Restaurants City Tavern • Samuel S. Fels Fund • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation • Pennsylvania Heritage Society • Omni Hotel at Independence Park William H. Haines, IV MEDIA PARTNERS: KYW 1060 • WPVI 6 ABC Help sustain the magic of history. Make a tax-deductible donation. Visit www.historicphiladelphia.org or call 215-629-4026.

Independence National Historical Park does not endorse the organizations and enterprises listed here but we wish to thank them for their generous support of Historic Philadelphia, Inc.


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HISTORIC SITE & MAP LOCATION HISTORIC SITES Arch Street Friends Meeting House E3 320 Arch Street - (215) 627-2667 Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sugg. Don. $2  The Athenaeum Of Philadelphia C7 219 South 6th Street - (215) 925-2688 Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE Betsy Ross House F3 239 Arch Street - (215) 686-1252 Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ad. $5; Ch./Sr./Stud./Mil.$4; Audio Guide: Ad. $6; Ch./Sr/Stud./Mil. $5 Bishop White House E6 309 Walnut Street Open Wed.-Sun.; Sign up at the Independence Visitor Center desk for tour Carpenters’ Hall E5 320 Chestnut Street - (215) 925-0167 Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE Christ Church Burial Ground D3 5th & Arch Streets - (215) 922-1695 Monday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 12-4 pm; Weather permitting Ad.$2; Ch. (ages 5-18) $1.Guided tours 11 a.m. -3:30 p.m. for additional fee City Tavern F6 138 South 2nd Street - (215) 413-1443 Opens daily at 11:30 a.m.  Congress Hall C5 6th & Chestnut Streets - (800) 537-7676 Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE  Declaration House B4 4 South 7th Street - (800) 537-7676 Wed-Fri 12-4 pm Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site C4 532 North 7th Street - (215) 597-8780 Wed.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE  Elfreth’s Alley F2 124-126 Elfreth’s Alley - (215) 574-0560 Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m. Museum: Ad. $5; Ch. 6-18 $1; under 6 FREE Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia C2 6th & Arch Streets - (866) 574-3727 Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE  Franklin Court E4 314-322 Market Street - (800) 537-7676 FREE  Printing Office: Daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. U.S. Post Office: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Franklin Court Museum Store: Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Fragments of Franklin Court: Wed.-Fri. 12-4 p.m. Franklin Square C1 6th & Race Streets Daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free Quaker Meeting House C3 5th & Arch Streets - (215) 629-5801 Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE  Germantown White House C5 5448 Germantown Ave. - (215) 597-7130 Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Great Essentials Exhibit C5 West Wing of Independence Hall (800) 537-7676 Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE  Historic Philadelphia C5 Center 6th & Chestnut Streets - (215) 629-4026 Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Independence Hall C5 Chestnut Street between 5th & 6th Streets (800) 537-7676 Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; tours offered every 15 minutes, tickets are required; pick up free tickets at the Independence Visitor Center. Security screening closes 15 minutes before the building closes for the evening FREE  Independence Visitor Center C4 Corner of 6th and Market Streets across from the Liberty Bell - (800) 537-7676. Daily 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE   Junior Ranger Induction Ceremony: Sat & Sun 4 p.m. (10 min.) Kosciuszko Nat. Memorial E8 301 Pine Street - (215) 597-9618 Sat. & Sun. 12-4 p.m. FREE Liberty 360 in the PECO Theater D5 6th & Chestnut Streets - (215) 629-4026 Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ad. $6; Ch./Sr/Stud./Mil. $5; Family Four Pack $20  Old City Hall D5 5th & Chestnut Streets - (800) 537-7676 Daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE Physick House E8 321 South 4th Street - (215) 925-7866 Thurs.-Sat. 12-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Last tour at 4 p.m. Gen. $5; Stud./Sr. $4 Groups over 10 $3 each; Under 6 FREE Portrait Gallery At the Second Bank D5 420 Chestnut Street - (800) 537-7676 Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Bank Orientation Tour Wed.-Sun. 12 p.m. (15 min); Moses Williams: Cutter of Profiles demonstration Sat & Sun 2 p.m. (15 min); Stories of Struggle slide program Sat. &Sun. 4 p.m. (30 min) Powel House E7 244 South 3rd Street - (215) 627-0364 Thurs.-Sat. 12-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Last tour at 4 p.m. Gen. $5; Stud./Sr. $4; Fam. $12; Under 6 FREE  The President’s House Site E8 555 Market Street Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE Todd House E6 4th & Walnut Streets - (800) 537-7676 Wed.-Sun.; Sign up at the Independence Visitor Center desk for tour

MUSEUMS American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum D6 104 South 5th Street - (215) 440-3427 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. from 4/13 African American Museum In Philadelphia B3 7th & Arch Streets - (215) 574-0380 Ad. $10; Ch. (4-12 yrs.) $8; Stud. (w/ I.D.) $8; Sr. $8; Free to Members 

Chemical Heritage Found. E5 315 Chestnut Street - (215) 925-2222 Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; open until 8 p.m. first Fri. of each month FREE Fireman’s Hall Museum F2 147 North 2nd Street - (215) 923-1438 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE  Independence Seaport Museum H6 211 Columbus Blvd. - (215) 413-8655 Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adm. $12; Sr./Stud. $10; Ch. $7; Under 3 FREE. Sun. 10 a.m.-12 FREE  Liberty Bell Center C4 526 Market Street - (800) 537-7676 Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; No tickets required. Please note: security screening closes 5 minutes before the building closes for the evening FREE  National Constitution Center D3 525 Arch Street - (215) 409-6700 Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.; Ad. $14.50; Sr. $14; Ch. 3-12 $8; Active Mil. & Ch. under 3 FREE

National Liberty Museum E5 321 Chestnut Street - (215) 925-2800 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 12-6 p.m. Sun. Ad. $7; Sr. $6; Stud. $5; Ch. FREE  National Museum Of American Jewish History D4 101 South Independence Mall East (215) 923-3811 Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ad. $12; Sr./Stud. $11; Active Mil. with ID/Ch. under 12 FREE New Hall Military Museum E5 322 Chestnut Street - (800) 537-7676 Sat-Sun. 12-4 pm; Barnacles & Bullets (demonstration/children’s program) Sat-Sun 2:30 p.m. Pemberton House Museum Shop & Bookstore E5 316 Chestnut Street - (215) 597-8019 Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 15% discount for teachers with ID or proof of teaching FREE Polish American Cultural Center Museum E6 308 Walnut Street - (215) 922-1700 Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE U.S. Mint D3 5th & Arch Streets - (215) 408-0114 No tours until 7/12; Gift shop only FREE

OTHER SITES Christ Church Philadelphia F4 2nd Street above Market Street (215) 922-1695 - Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 pm; Info available in 20 languages. Sugg. Don.: Ad. $3; Stud. $2  Congregation Mikveh Israel D4 44 North 4th Street - (215) 922-5446 FREE. mikvehisrael.org for worship schedule  Gloria Dei “Old Swedes” Church 916 South Swanson Street - (215) 389-1513 Tues.-Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;Closed Mon. FREE 

Mikveh Israel Cemetery A7 823 Spruce Street - (215) 922-5446 FREE Summer Tours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Tues.-Fri., & Sun.) Rest of year: By appt. only. Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church C9 419 South 6th Street - (215) 925-0616 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. open for Services. Donation suggested. Tours by appt. Old First Reformed Church E1 4th & Race Streets - (215) 922-4566 Tours by appt. FREE  Old Pine Street Church & Historic Graveyard D8 412 Pine Street - (215) 925-8051 Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. open for Services; Closed daily 12:30-1:30 p.m.Tours by reservation; Open to walk through FREE  Old St. Augustine Church D1 4th Street at the Ben Franklin Bridge Tours by appt. (215) 627-1838 FREE  Old St. Joseph’s Church & National Shrine E6 321 Willings Alley - (215) 923-1733 Call for hours & tours. FREE Old St. Mary’s Church D7 252 South 4th Street - (215) 923-7930 Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Open for Services or by appt. FREE SquareBurger C1 6th & Race Streets Daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m. St. George’s United Methodist Church E1 235 North 4th Street - (215) 925-7788 Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. Groups by appt. only FREE St. Peter Episcopal Church E8 3rd & Pine Streets - (215) 925-5968 Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. open until 3 p.m. after services FREE 

SE R V I CE S Language Services Park maps are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian and Spanish. The Visitor Center concierge staff is fluent in nine languages including Spanish, French, German and Italian. Information about the Liberty Bell and other park sites is available in multiple languages. See a NPS Ranger or the Visitor Center staff if you have a specific request. Accessibility For the hearing impaired, a portable loop system is available inside the Visitor Center, compatible with all telecoil equipped hearing aids, cochlear implants, and induction loop receivers. A receiver with headphones is also available if a hearing aid is not compatible. Curb cuts are at corners on perimeter sidewalks. All major sites have ramps. Photo albums with pictures of 2nd floor exhibits are available. Audio description of exhibits & AV are at Poe and Kosciuszko Houses, NPS Rangers describe exhibits elsewhere. All films are open captioned, with audio description and assisted listening. To arrange for American Sign Langua- ge services, please contact us at least two weeks in advance. Use the relay service (800-654-5984-TTY) to call (215-597-7130).


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National Constitution Center



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Free Quaker Meeting House


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Headhouse/ Shambles

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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

Independence National Historical Park (INHP)




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Rose Garden

Polish American Center




18th-Century Garden Old St. Joseph’s Church

Athenaeum Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Mikveh Israel Cemetery

National Liberty Museum Chemical Heritage

Second Bank Congress Hall $ Old City Hall of the U.S. Pemberton House Historic New Signers’ Garden Philadelphia Hall Harmony Independence Center Lane Hall Carpenter’s Philadelphia American Library Hall Exchange Philosophical Bishop Hall Society Todd House White House

Washington Square



Adventure Aquarium



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Chief Tamanend Statue


Jewelers’ Row


The Bourse

Liberty Bell Center





History Museum

Franklin Court



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Free Library of Philadelphia

President’s House Site


Declaration House

National Museum of American Jewish History







Reading Terminal Market

Pennsylvania Hospital

Fireman’s Hall Museum

U.S. Mint

African American Museum


Festival Pier


Federal Reserve Bank


Delaware River


Pennsylvania Convention Center








Edgar Allan Poe National Historic site 532 N. 7th Street (seven blocks north)



Old St. George’s Church




Germantown White House


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