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Upcoming Events

Friends of Independence National Historical Park

BBQ for Independence

Philadelphia, PA
This event was originally scheduled to occur on Thursday, May 31st but due to unfavorable weather coditions, it was rescheduled to Friday, August 10, 2018.
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Past Events

Curator Talk: July 2018

Curator Talk: July 2018

Philadelphia, PA
The Life, The Legend …. The Truth?: Stitching Betsy Ross’ Story Together   Most visitors come to the Betsy Ross House with strong opinions on Betsy Ross’ place in American history, making her story a difficult one to tell. How do we as historians and museum professionals deal with the complicat...
Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:10 PM 12:50 PM

I, Eliza Hamilton: Author Talk and Book Signing with Susan Holloway Scott

I, Eliza Hamilton: Author Talk and Book Signing with Susan Holloway Scott

Philadelphia, PA
On July 12, 1804, Alexander Hamilton (c1755-1804) died from the wounds he received in a duel with Aaron Burr. During his tragically short life, Hamilton was a military hero during the American Revolution, a statesman, a Founding Father, and, as the new country’s first Secretary of the Treasury, t...
Thursday, July 12 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Intro to Independence

Intro to Independence

Philadelphia, PA
Ever walk through Old City and think: I don't really know as much history as I should, or, I haven't been to some of these places since I was in 5th grade? Not sure where to even begin when it comes to Independence National Historical Park (the first urban National Park in the United States)? The...
Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

Bark Ranger Program at Independence

Bark Ranger Program at Independence

Philadelphia, PA
Independence National Historical Park is going to the dogs! On Saturday, June 16, we invite pet owners and their dogs to come out for a morning in the park!  Meet other pet owners in the area, learn how to keep your pet safe by learning some Animal First Aid and have them become a certified BARK ...
Saturday, June 16 2018 8:30 AM 10:00 AM

Curator Talk: June 2018

Curator Talk: June 2018

Philadelphia, PA
From Phila. Homey to GTown Boy:  The Incredible Existence of Samuel Buckley Morris and How It Forever Changed the World Rembrandt Peale introduced Samuel Buckley Morris to Philadelphia when the artist displayed the four-year-old child’s portrait in the Columbianum exhibition.  Born into the lan...
Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:10 PM 12:50 PM

Underside of Independence: Preserved Underground

Underside of Independence: Preserved Underground

Philadelphia, PA
Join the Friends of Independence National Historical Park for the second program in the Underside of Independence series! In this program, we will explore the past through objects left in the ground.  Jed Levin, Archaeologist for Independence NHP will lead this discussion and take you to see the...
Thursday, June 7 2018 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Artifact Night: An Up Close Look at the Duane Portraits

Artifact Night: An Up Close Look at the Duane Portraits

Philadelphia, PA
Due to hazardous weather on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, this program is being postponed until Wednesday,May 2, 2018. Join us for our 7th Annual Artifact Night! This year we are excited to give you an up close look at two portraits that until recently were part of a private collection. A descendan...
Wednesday, May 2 2018 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

45th Annual Meeting and Volunter in the Park Recognition

45th Annual Meeting and Volunter in the Park Recognition

Philadelphia, PA
You are cordially invited to attend That Noble Bird:Historic American Eagles in Independence NHP This year we are celebrating the Year of the Birds. GO EAGLES!!! No, not those Eagles!... the Eagles of Independence National Historical Park.Our guest speakers for the evening will be Karie Diethorn...
Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Quizzo with Friends

Quizzo with Friends

Philadelphia, PA
Have too much useless knowledge stored in your brain?  Do you and your friends like to show off how much you know? Then join us for Quizzo with Friends! Held at the Field House, this event lets you show off your incredible knowledge while enjoying time with Friends.  Prizes will go to the top 3...
Wednesday, March 14 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Underside of Independence: Historic Spaces Preserved (Program 1)

Underside of Independence: Historic Spaces Preserved (Program 1)

Philadelphia, PA
Join the Friends of Independence National Historical Park for an exciting new program: Underside of Independence! These exclusive tours, led by Independence Park’s architect, Winston Clement, will explore those hidden spaces beneath our most historic sites! Learn about each building’s history, t...
Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Friends of Independence National Historical Park

Mailing Address

143 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
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