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Neighborhood Walking Tours

Saturdays: Black Founders | Sundays: Revolutionary City

Join a Museum educator for an hour-and-a-half guided outdoor tour through the Museum's Old City neighborhood. Explore sites related to Old City Philadelphia’s rich Black history on Saturdays at 2 p.m. or Revolutionary sites like Independence Hall and Cartpenters' Hall on Sundays at 2 p.m.

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    Jun 03
    A museum curator places a photograph of Charlotte Vandine Forten in its case for display in Black Founders.

    Behind Black Founders: A Lunch & Learn for Museum Members

    June 3, 2023 from 12:30-3 p.m.
    Museum Members are invited to an exclusive Saturday afternoon lunch and learn with buffet lunch, refreshments, and two special talks inspired by Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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    Jun 06
    A Read the Revolution graphic features images of book covers for Liberty's Daughters and 1774 alongside author Mary Beth Norton's headshot.

    Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Mary Beth Norton

    June 6, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m.
    Author and historian Dr. Mary Beth Norton joins the Museum for a special presentation titled, “Gender and American Resistance to British Authority, 1765-1775: A Reassessment,” as part of the Museum's Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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    Jul 02
    A Museum educator leads a group of guests on a walking tour of the Museum's Old City neighborhood.

    Member Morning: Revolutionary City Walking Tour

    July 2, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
    Join fellow Museum Members on Sunday, July 2, to explore our Old City neighborhood and imagine what life was like in the 1700s on our Revolutionary City walking tour.
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    Aug 06
    A visitor looks at the When Women Lost the Vote tableau featuring two white women and a woman of color voting in New Jersey in 1811.

    Member Morning: Revolutionary Women Gallery Talk

    August 6, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
    Join fellow Museum Members for a 30-minute gallery talk exploring the roles of Revolutionary-era women on the homefront and on campaign during the Revolutionary War.
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    Sep 03
    A historical marker at the location of James Forten and his family's home on Lombard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets.

    Member Morning: Black Founders of Philadelphia Walking Tour

    September 3, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
    Join fellow Museum Members to explore Old City Philadelphia’s rich Black history through a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of the Museum's neighborhood.
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