Fete Day, Elfreth’s Alley
During the annual Fete Day celebration, visitors to Elfreth’s Alley get a rare glimpse into a dozen 18th-century homes on the nation’s oldest residential street.
Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
The high-resolution photo galleries of the visitphilly.com pressroom contain downloadable high-resolution images. These images MAY be used for editorial purposes ONLY in magazines, newspapers and online; by non-profit organizations promoting Philadelphia tourism; and by for-profit organizations hosting meetings and conventions in the region. These images MAY NOT be used in advertising or in for-sale items. Photos MUST be accompanied by a photo credit that includes VISIT PHILADELPHIA and the photographer's name.
More Photos493 related photos
More Videos22 related videos
New Reasons To Visit Historic Philadelphia This Summer
Philadelphia’s Oldest Neighborhood Features New Summer Exhibitions, Activities & Events
Philadelphia’s historic district—now called Historic Philadelphia—simmers with summer excitement as the city’s oldest neighborhood debuts new activities and exhibitions. Visitors launch their very own presidential campaigns in Headed to the White House at the National Constitution Center, and the Independence Seaport Museum mischievously observes sailors’ lives from the 20th century...
Celebrate A Red, White And Blue July 4th In Philadelphia
Four Concerts, Three Fireworks Extravaganzas, Hamilton’s Leslie Odom, Jr. and More Bring the Razzle-Dazzle to Wawa Welcome America!
Birthdays deserve big celebrations—and nobody will celebrate America’s 240th better than Philadelphia, the city where it all began. June 27 through July 4, 2016, Wawa Welcome America! will rock the town with red, white and blue festivities that culminate in a four-day weekend of free concerts featuring Tony-nominated Leslie...
Aspiring Citizens Get Study Help With New Americans Trail
Candidates For Citizenship Can Boost Their Knowledge In The Places Where It All Happened
Prepping for the U.S. citizenship test is no small task, but Philadelphia’s self-guided New Americans Tour makes learning easier—and a whole lot more fun. The city contains approximately half the answers to the 100-question citizenship test study. This means aspiring citizens and others students of U.S. history can glean the...
Six Great Reasons To Celebrate July 5th In Historic Philadelphia
Historic Philadelphia Keeps The Independence Day Party Going With Family Fun & Affordable Hotel Packages
No need to rush home after the grand fireworks show in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July. The city’s Independence Day festivities are still going strong on Monday, July 5, the federal holiday. Families, history buffs, the budget conscious and others can find plenty of ways to keep the patriotic...
New And Notable In Historic Philadelphia For 2010
A New 3-D Show, A National Birthday Bash & Tons Of Music & Festivals Fill America’s Most Historic Square Mile
This summer, Historic Philadelphia amps up the fun with new shows, exhibitions and festivals for the whole family. The new 3-D, 360° Liberty 360 show delves into our nation’s most significant symbols of freedom. Special exhibits uncover Ancient Rome, inspiring local women and everyone’s favorite childhood toy, the Slinky®. On...
10 Not-To-Miss Halloween Treats In Historic Philadelphia
Edgar Allan Poe Show, Ghost Tours And Pumpkin Painting Make Authentic Treats—And That’s No Trick
It’s the time of year when visitors wander the cobblestone streets of Historic Philadelphia and ask the question, are they or aren’t they…haunted. Halloween offers lots of “Poe-tential” for literary encounters with spooky characters, as well as family-friendly ghosts and goblins who some think still inhabit the centuries-old neighborhood.
$1.5 Million African-American Histroy Exhibition Kicks Off Summer In Historic Philadelphia
New July Fourth Parade, Lincoln Celebration And Behind-The-Scenes Boat Tours Headline A Summer Of Discovery
This summer, Historic Philadelphia is home to brand-new attractions, activities and events, including the provocative new exhibition at The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876. After undergoing an extensive renovation, the city’s premier African-American museum will unveil its stunning permanent display on Juneteenth...
Fourth Of July In Philly: Ben Franklin & Betsy Ross's Wedding, Two Fireworks Shows, John Legend, Boyz II Men, Fiesta And More
From July 3-6, All The Action Is In Philly During The Sunoco Welcome America! Celebration
When it comes to celebrating America’s birthday, Philly does July 4 like nowhere else. A highlight this year will be the real-life wedding of two re-enactors who portray Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross. The couple will be married in front of Independence Hall with Mayor Michael A. Nutter officiating and...
Celebrate America's Birthday With Patriotic Events, Activities, And Festivities Throughout The Philadelphia Region
The Independence Day Party Lasts For Days In And Around Philadelphia
Whoever said less is more sure wasn’t thinking about Fourth of July in Philadelphia and The Countryside®. When it comes to celebrating America’s birthday, America’s birthplace knows that more is better. In addition to the many free events that are part of the Sunoco Welcome America! celebration, the region is...
Philadelphia, America's Birthplace, Hosts Patriotic Ceremonies On July 4, 2008
Commemorative Activities End With Ceremonial Tapping Of The Liberty Bell
The best place to celebrate America’s birthday is the place where it all started 232 years ago—at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. On Friday, July 4, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., Mayor Michael A. Nutter will lead the city’s Independence Day Ceremony, a commemorative event that pays tribute to the 18th-century...