Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches

Fri Jul 2, 2021
11:00am ET
7 and up
Independence Hall

Guests visiting Historic Philadelphia can pause to hear the fascinating tales from our nation’s past at ten charming benches scattered throughout the area. This free program is perfect for elementary school children learning about the history of our country.

Please note that each location offers this programming on different days of the week. Benches can be found at the following locations:

Independence Square, Behind Independence Hall: July 2 - September 6 (also July 4, Sept 5 & 6), Fridays & Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm

Franklin Square: July 2 - September 6 (also July 4, Sept 5 & 6), Fridays & Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm

Betsy Ross House: July 2 - September 6, Thursdays through Mondays: 11 am - 4 pm


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