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Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

Enter 1777 or 1863 and share the hardships, tribulations and excitement of those people living in early American times. Enhance your camp season with interactive video conference programs from Fort Mifflin on the Delaware! Fort Mifflin & Hog Island Rds., Philadelphia, PA 19153. Tel: 215-685-4167. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Betsy Ross House

Tour the 18th-century home of Betsy Ross, America’s most famous flag-maker, and learn about what her life was like as a businesswoman, revolutionary, mother, and wife. 239 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. 215-686-1252. Cost: Fee.

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

532 N. 7th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123. 215-597-8780. Explore the 3-building complex where Poe lived from 1843-1844. Free.

Elfreth's Alley & Museum

124-26 Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 215-574-0560. 32 historic houses, dating back to the first days of the 18th century. Learn about Philadelphia’s working class households and the lives of early American women. Fee.

Franklin Court: Independence National Historical Park

318 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 215-965-2305. The site of Benjamin Franklin’s home, which includes an underground museum which highlights the life and accomplishments of Ben Franklin. Free.

Independence Vistor Center

525 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 215-965-2305. The scene of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and drafting of the United States Constitution includes a Visitor Center with exhibits and 2 films: “Independence,” a 28-minute film on the call for independence and the drafting of the Constitution, and “Choosing Sides,” a 20-minute film based on diaries and historical accounts depicting the thoughts and feelings of young people as they reflect on the Revolutionary War and their freedom. Free.