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Old City Online - Historic Sites & Attractions
Many businesses in Old City are open online!  Shops are offering online stores, restaurants are offering takeout and delivery, local museums are offering virtual tours, fitness studios are offering online classes - and much more!
Also, local businesses have gift cards available.  Contact them directly, and find additional information below.
Please find a list of historic sites, museums, and tourist attractions below. The list will be updated as information is received.
In addition, please find a list of other businesses below, organized by category. The list will be updated as information is received.
Organizations are also hosting events online.  Experience Old City from the comfort of your home! See the link below for the digital events schedule.
Be sure to follow Old City District on social media for more details, as well as the hashtag #OldCityOnline!
For more information, visit: oldcitydistrict.org/online
Historic Sites, Museums, & Tourist Attractions 

Betsy Ross House



 The Constitutional Walking Tour



Fireman’s Hall Museum
  • Fireman’s Hall Museum is one of the nation’s premier fire museums focused on the preservation of Philly fire history. Our Philadelphia Fire Department Historian’s Blog chronicles the history of the department and its members.
  • Expanded resources for parents and educators; including the Philadelphia Fire Department Educator's Guide with 6 lesson plans for students in grades K-2 and a fire emergency safety guide for families with special needs.
  • Coming soon - virtual walking tours of Philadelphia's firehouses.
  • Stay connected with us on Twitter and Instagram 


Independence National Historical Park


For a list of virtual events, click here.


Independence Seaport Museum



Independence Visitor Center
  • Experience, explore, and enjoy the greater Philadelphia region – safely, from anywhere in the world, by visiting from home. 
  • Stay engaged and get excited for an in-person visit in the future by accessing educational offerings, children's activities, virtual exhibits, interactive "meet-and-greets," and live stream tours. 


Kick Axe Philadelphia


  • Join Us on @kickaxethrowing for Kick Axe Throwing® Find the Axe Emoji:
  • Every week we will post a kick axe cabin image with a hidden axe emoji. The first person to find the emoji and DM us with the answer will receive two complimentary drink tickets to use for when Kick Axe Throwing® is open. Follow us @kickaxethrowing!
  • You can now get all experience gift cards 30% off with code TOGETHER30. For every $150 worth of gift cards purchased, you will receive a den rental! 
  • ** please email the venue for available Den rental dates/times to schedule


Museum of the American Revolution
National Constitution Center
  • The National Constitution Center is launching a free eight-week series of daily live interactive courses on the Constitution for middle school, high school, and college students. Full details, including weekly schedules and topics, registration details, and information on the program structure, can be found HERE
  • Using the nonpartisan Interactive Constitution as a learning platform, the National Constitution Center will offer free classes to learners of all ages and will enlist thought leaders, historians, and judges from all perspectives to offer special lectures on the Constitution during the months ahead.
  • The National Constitution Center will also be expanding its offerings of live public programs for adult learners of all ages about the Constitution over the coming weeks. Updates to virtual town hall programming, accessible from any computer or mobile device, will be posted here
  • The National Constitution Center announced the launch of a free virtual museum tour to engage audiences of all ages remotely during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The virtual tour allows online visitors to experience the Museum of We the People from their home computer, laptop, or cell phone, bringing the U.S. Constitution to audiences across the nation. Through the virtual tour, viewers can experience four of the National Constitution Center’s exhibits, including Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality; American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding; Signers’ Hall; and Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation. The tour is accessible through the National Constitution Center’s website here: https://constitutioncenter.org/experience/virtual-tours 


National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Enjoy the Museum and its content from anywhere with free digital resources for all ages and backgrounds. Take a virtual tour, explore our collection, relive special exhibitions like Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music, and 1917: How One Year Changed the World.


"Once Upon a Nation" Virtual Programming by Historic Philadelphia


  • Bring our nation’s history home with our new Once Upon a Nation Storytelling video series! Learn about Philadelphia’s past from our award-winning storytellers and get to know famous history makers like Dr. Benjamin Franklin and Susan B. Anthony.
  • Youtube link to the video series
  • Instagram: @historicphilly 
  • Facebook: @historicphilly


Science History Institute


  • Our social media channels (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) offer scavenger hunts through our digital collections to Twitter takeovers from various staff members.
  • We are also presenting our weekly Lunchtime Lecture series online for the first time. 
  • Curious about the history of science? Explore our articles, podcast episodes, historical biographies, and digital collections easily from our Learn section on our website.


Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia 



The Tour Guy


  • Interactive Virtual Tours and Cooking Classes