Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Bench
A Once Upon A Nation storyteller regales listeners with the tales of famous and typical Philadelphians from years ago in front of Carpenter’s Hall. The free, self-guided tour includes stops at 13 storytelling benches located throughout Historic Philadelphia.
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