At Window Nation we love our country and we love our home state. That is why the 4th of July is a big deal. If you’ve never experienced the 4th of July in the city of Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, you’re missing out. We do it big! Here are some quick highlights of what you can expect to see as Independence Day arrives.
Between 10AM and 5PM, take advantage of FREE admission to the African American Museum of Philadelphia. Experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture as you celebrate the heritage of our great nation.
While you’re out and about stop by the Smith Memorial Playground and Play House for a morning of fun and fitness. They have over 50 pieces of play equipment and 6.5 acres of playground. And, in celebration of the 4th, the first 800 kids who arrive will receive a free book, courtesy of Duffy Books in Homes USA.
Grab a seat on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and watch Philadelphia’s hometown hero Rocky on the big screen, starting at 9PM.
Make sure to take advantage of the FREE admission to the National Constitution Center between 9:30AM and 8PM. Explore hundreds of interactive exhibits and the inspirational Freedom Rising.
Take a break for lunch and get a FREE Wawa hoagie at Independence Mall between noon and 1:30PM.
At 8PM the Philadelphia Orchestra will have a neighborhood concert and fireworks on the River Stage at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Following the orchestral show there will be a fireworks display on the Delaware River Waterfront.
This day will have you seeing the 1776 Experience Revolutionary War Encampment (10AM to 5PM at the National Constitution Center), stopping by the Liberty Block Party (1PM to 8:30PM at 5th and 6th Streets), watching the Signer’s Day Celebration (11AM to 3PM at Christ Church), and ending the day at the Philly Pops! patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall at 8PM.
Enjoy the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony on the steps of Independence Hall between 10AM and 11AM. Watch the Independence Day Parade throughout Historic Philadelphia from 11AM to 1PM. Be a part of Party on the Parkway from noon to 7PM on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. And, top it all off with the Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks.
The 4th of July is unforgettable in Philadelphia. Join the celebration this year, and make a memory for life. On behalf of Window Nation, we want to wish you a happy, safe and fun filled Independence Day!
Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in the U.S., is home to over 1.5 million people, and considered to be the birthplace of the United States. It is in this great city that the Declaration of Independence was first read publicly, an event marked by the sounding of the Liberty Bell. It was in Philadelphia that the constitution was debated and drawn up by our founding fathers. If you are planning on visiting the City of Brotherly Love, here are a few points of interest you might want to take in.
- The Liberty Bell: Considered by many to be the symbol of liberty, the Liberty Bell can be seen today in the Liberty Bell Center.
- Independence Hall: Birthplace of the constitution, this hall has seen some of America’s most important historical moments.
- Philadelphia Museum of Art: This massive building houses the finest works of art from the likes of Rogier van der Weyden, Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet, but let’s face it, we all go to get our picture taken with the Statue of Rocky. Kidding aside, this incredible museum is one of the largest in the country and home to over 200 themed galleries, 230,000 works of art, sculptures and objects.
- Eastern State Penitentiary: Curious about the darker side of Philadelphia? The Eastern State Penitentiary was home to some of the most notorious criminals in American history, like Al “Scarface” Capone and Willie Sutton. Get a glimpse into the past by seeing Capone’s cell as it would have been furnished during his time in the prison, and take an audio tour that brings this old prison back to life.
- Independence National Historical Park: Walk the streets our founding fathers walked and experience the most historic square mile in the United States. The preserved Heritage buildings in this park are sure to send you back in time.
- The National Constitution Center: While enjoying this historical center take in the amazing story of the prohibition era and learn even more about Al Capone, one of the most infamous bootleggers.
- Tour: Philadelphia itself is an attraction, with amazing historical architecture and incredible sights to uncover. Take a tour bus or explore it by bike.
- Please Touch Me Museum: If you have kids, this should be on the top of your list of things to do. Their hands-on activities are guaranteed to engage and amaze the whole family.
At Window Nation, we are proud of our city and our heritage. Like Philadelphia, we have a grand history and many works of art for you to experience. Stop by our window showroom, just outside of Philadelphia and find a work of art for your home. We’re at 2495 Boulevard of the Generals, in Norristown, PA.