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Memorial Day Weekend and Revolutionary Sailors

Museum of the American Revolution

May 28, 2018 - May 28, 2018

The venue will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution and ask what it took to win the Revolutionary War. To coincide with Sail Philadelphia, the museum will highlight the lives of Revolutionary sailors and illuminate why they served and how they thought about wartime losses. Board the Museum’s replica ship and...

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Garden Railway

Morris Arboretum

May 28, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018

The display is a miniature world with a quarter-mile track running through it, all set in the splendor of Morris Arboretum’s summer garden. It features loops and tunnels, bridges and trestles and all of the miniature buildings are created entirely of natural materials, each meticulously detailed with leaves, bark, vines and twigs. Logs and branches are also used to create unique tunnels...

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Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music

National Museum of American Jewish History

May 28, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018

This is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity and social activism. Audiences may be familiar with many of Bernstein’s works, notably West Side Story, but not necessarily with how he responded to the political and social crises of his day.  Visitors will find an individual who expressed the restlessness, anxiety, fear...

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Sight + Sound Creative Workshop for Kids

National Liberty Museum

May 28, 2018

This Memorial Day, exercise your child’s senses though this imaginative exploration of music and art. In this workshop, a Museum Educator will play selections of music and encourage our young visitors to express the sounds they are hearing as a work of art. Different colors, shapes, and textures will be provided to enhance their self-expression. Sounds come to life in this engaging...

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

May 28, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

The festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China creating magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, using traditional Chinese methods. The square will glow with 28 larger-than-life illuminated groupings of 1,500 individual works of art with more than 15,000 LED lights in brilliant colors. In addition to the light...

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Memorial Day Weekend

National Constitution Center

May 28, 2018 - May 28, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Family-friendly programs and activities include flag etiquette and flag folding workshops, 18th century games, arts and craft activities, and interactive shows. On Mon., visitors can interact with Revolutionary-era soldiers from the Continental Army with the Center’s Military Muster and Soldier’s Life programs. Throughout the weekend, visitors can also take a moment to...

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Guided Tours

Andalusia Estate

May 28, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Monday.

Andalusia, the country home of Nicholas Biddle, President of the Second Bank of the United States, is surrounded by  architectural delights, native woodlands and gardens. Placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks in 1966, the Big House continues to provide an unparalleled look into our nation's past, while allowing visitors a glimpse into the lives of a family that...

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Patriots and Pirates

Independence Seaport Museum

May 28, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the little-told story of America’s conflict with pirates. Climb aboard Schooner Diligence and test a variety of interactives that demonstrate how to build or sail a ship at sea.

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