Look for Philadelphia’s Historic District, a first-time sponsor and one of VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s marketing initiatives, to make a lively splash along Arch Street during Old City Fest, bringing lots of new activities to the annual autumnal celebration from many first-time participants.
Festivalgoers can try for a hole-in-one at Franklin Square’s on-site mini-golf, then test their Revolutionary War trivia skills for prizes at the Museum of the American Revolution’s tent. After making colonial-style paper hats and wigs at the Carpenters’ Hall tent or theatrical props at the Arden Theatre Company’s station, kids can play dress up with Elfreth’s Alley’s 18th-century wardrobes. The day will also include stories at Once Upon A Nation benches, meet and greets with Ellie and Donny, the National Constitution Center’s donkey and elephant mascots, 18th-century chocolate making at the Betsy Ross House, a Philadelphia Historic District prize wheel and so much more. The oversized and always-popular XOXO structure will be the perfect backdrop for participants to capture the memorable day with family photos and selfies. (*New to Old City Fest for 2017.)
Arden Theatre Company
Betsy Ross House
Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
Museum of the American Revolution*
National Constitution Center
National Park Service*
Philadelphia’s Historic District*
Philadelphia History Museum*
Independence Visitor Center Corporation*