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Do You Care About Independence Hall? A $1 Million GoFundMe Wants to Know.

In July, I wrote a story about the plight of Independence National Historical Park, the National Park Service–run site that includes among its many historic […]

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Of Course Philadelphia Cares About Independence Historical National Park

A simple response to your July 2019 article asking whether anyone cares about Independence Historical National Historical Park is … absolutely! Over the last many […]

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Independence National Park Is an Embarrassing Mess. Why Doesn’t Anyone Care?

“Get in the pen.” That’s the first strange thing you’ll hear when you take a tour of Independence Hall, the birthplace of American liberty. I’ve […]

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5th Street Near Independence Hall Closed After “Large Void” Found Under Surface

The Water Department closed 5th Street between Chestnut and Walnut streets in Old City on Thursday after Verizon workers discovered a “large void” under the road. […]

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Old City Might Get Exactly What Old City Needs: A Wawa

Although there are a lot of things we don’t like about Old City, there are plenty of things on our Pros list as well: The […]

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You Can No Longer Fly Drones Near the Liberty Bell

The days of creating fancy drone videos of Independence Mall are over. The Federal Aviation Administration has announced a ban on drone flights within 400 feet of 10 national […]

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Here Are Details on the Obama and Clinton Rally in Philly Tonight

In one final effort to get out the vote before Election Day, the Obamas will join the Clintons for a rally equipped with rock-star performances – […]

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SEPTA to Rename 5th Street Station

On Thursday, SEPTA will announce a new name for 5th Street Station on the Market-Frankford line, according to a press release from the transit agency. The […]

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12 Things You Might Not Know About the Constitutional Convention

On May 25th, 1787, what came to be known as the Constitutional Convention convened at the State House in Philly. Originally called merely to tweak […]

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Philadelphia’s a “World Heritage City.” What Now?

Until last week, there were no World Heritage Cities in the United States. Given that the U.S. is a relatively new country, that’s not surprising […]

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College GameDay Set All Ready for Temple/Notre Dame Game

Market Street between 5th and 6th streets is not a street right now. It’s a TV set. ESPN’s College GameDay has completely taken over the block […]

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5 Takeaways From the Joyous, Weird Scene at Independence Mall

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long. Independence Mall was a chaotic, bizarre, beautiful place on Saturday. Pope Francis delivered […]

The Scene

Historic Philadelphia Honors Ed Rendell, Gerry Lenfest and Karen Butler

Last Wednesday, Historic Philadelphia Inc honored Governor Ed Rendell, Gerry Lenfest, Karen Butler, the William Penn Foundation and PECO. The evening convened at the Historic Philadelphia Center […]


Jaw Dropper of the Week: Society Hill Home With Legit Ties to Independence Hall

If you don’t immediately recognize the name Thomas Nevel, you will certainly know him by his work. A master carpenter, builder and architect by trade, […]

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Things To Do in Philly on July 4th That Aren’t Fireworks

Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival: Starting this July 4th and going through the 6th, the 15th annual Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival will be […]