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Blog: 2017

February 21, 2018
The largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside of France   The History The Rodin Museum’s history can largely be traced back to one man, Jules E. Mastbaum. Mastbaum was a Jewish American born in Philadelphia in 1872.  He attended public schools in Philadelphia and his academic success led to a scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Mastbaum first worked in... Read More
February 21, 2018
An easily overlooked gem of Independence National Historical Park has a lot of history   The History Known today as Signers’ Garden, this small plot of land within Independence National Historical Park is meant to pay tribute to the courageous individuals who signed The Declaration of Independence on August 2nd, 1776 and the United States Constitution on September 17th, 1787.  Both of these... Read More
April 20, 2017
One of Philadelphia’s most interesting and eclectic streets   The History South Street is one of the original streets incorporated into William Penn’s 1682 design for the city of Philadelphia.  Originally called Cedar Street, the street quickly came to be known instead as South Street as it was at the time the southern border of the city of Philadelphia, separating Philadelphia from the cities of... Read More
April 12, 2017
The NFL Draft is coming back to Philadelphia   The History Philadelphia is no stranger to hosting the NFL Draft.  The city has hosted the NFL Draft 15 times in the past, more than any city other than New York City.  It has however been quite a long a time since Philadelphia has hosted the draft and quite a bit has changed since then.   Philadelphia hosted the very first NFL Draft all the way back... Read More
March 15, 2017
The inside scoop on the best ways to visit the most important historic building in America   Related Posts: Independence Hall Tickets & Visitor Guide - Check out our new updated guide on how to get tickets to see to America's Birthplace. Independence Hall History - Our new blog about the incredible history of the Birthplace of America. Buy Tickets for The Constitutional Walking Tour of... Read More
January 18, 2017
Philadelphia’s newest cultural institution… 240 years in the making!   The History Everyone knows that the first battles of the Revolution took place outside of Boston at Lexington and Concord.  But while we look back today and see those battles as the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the actual participants at the time had no idea what those battles would begin.   Most think of the Battles of... Read More
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