Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin Celebration
Activities include the All About Ben Tour of Signers’ Hall and make-and-take activities to build your own Ben Franklin outfit. Once you are dressed like Ben, take a selfie with the National Constitution Center’s Ben Franklin Statue.
Join in the fun and find out more about everyone’s favorite Founding Father at the National Constitution Center!
- Benjamin Franklin's Birthday 2015 Celebration! – Building the City. At 11am, a procession up 5th Street, leaving from The American Philosophical Society Library (105 S. Fifth Street) to Dr. Franklin’s grave will be followed by a luncheon from 11:45 am - 2 pm honoring Mr.Laurie Olin, at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, 400 Arch Street.
- Historic Philadelphia, Inc. makes 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.’s programs include the Betsy Ross House, Once Upon A Nation storytelling and immersive walking tours, Franklin Square, and Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater.
- Independence National Historic Park was created by an Act of Congress on June 28, 1948. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Independence NHP covers almost 54 acres in Philadelphia’s Old City, and includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Franklin Court, and other historic buildings associated with the founding of the United States.
- Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Independence NationalHistorical Park, Philadelphia and the region, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, where local and out-of-town guests can purchase tickets to over 60 area attractions and tours and browse through a large collection of regional maps, brochures, and more. Visitors can stop by and pick up free, timed tickets to take an inspirational tour of Independence Hall and learn about all of the historic treasures in the area, including the Liberty Bell—as well as receive custom itinerary suggestions on what to see and do from the Visitor Center’s expert frontline staff.