More to Explore in U.S. History!

  • Virtual Marching Tour of The American Revolution

    Walk in the footsteps of George Washington and the Continental army during the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777.

  • A Soldier's View of WWI

    Lt. William A Cross served in the U.S. Army in France during World War I. Step back in time and see the war through a soldier's eyes with these marvelous photographs.

  • George Washington's Rising Sun Chair

    As the contentious Constitutional Convention closed in the fall of 1787 in Philadelphia, Ben Franklin was famously said to observe that the sun on the back of Washington's chair, was, like the nation, rising and not setting.

  • Flag Rules and Regulations

    United States Flags should be accorded the respect due to a symbol of our nation and all the men and women who have made sacrifices on its behalf. Read about the proper procedures for folding, displaying and disposing of Old Glory

  • National Heritage Area

    The Philadelphia area is home to an enormous number of historic sites and other institutions that preserve history collections which are unparalleled in their depth and breadth. A consortium of concerned citizens is working to designate the region as a National Heritage Area

  • The Story Behind the Creation of Independence National Historical Park

    On June 28, 1948, President Harry S Truman signed Public Law 795 creating Independence National Historical Park. Under the leadership of Judge Edwin O. Lewis, the Independence Hall Association was at the forefront of the vision to create this national park commemorating the founding of a nation in Philadelphia.