Visit Philly's National Parks on Memorial Day

Visit Philly's National Parks on Memorial Day

Pennsylvania is home to a multitude of historical sites that are fitting for a Memorial Day visit (Photo: NPS)

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Visit Philly's National Parks on Memorial DayPhiladelphia, PA - With Memorial Day approaching, the National Park Service invites you to honor the heroes who sacrificed for our nation's freedom by exploring the rich history of Philadelphia's national parks. These parks offer a unique opportunity to reflect on the past and celebrate the values upon which our country was built.

Top Activities Near You on Memorial Day Weekend:

  • Independence National Historical Park: Walk in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers and experience the birth of American democracy. Visit the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall, where priceless artifacts from the 1700s are on display. The park will host a unique walking tour this Memorial Day, "Honoring the Fallen: Heroism and Sacrifice During the American Revolution."
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park: Discover the Continental Army's resilience and determination during their harsh winter encampment of 1777-1778. Guided tours are available throughout the weekend, culminating in a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, presented in partnership with the Washington Memorial Chapel and The Freedom Foundation.
  • Flight 93 National Memorial: Pay tribute to the courage of the 40 passengers and crew members who bravely thwarted a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. This poignant memorial opened in 2015 and offers a space for reflection and remembrance.

Pennsylvania has numerous historical sites that provide a meaningful backdrop for Memorial Day commemorations. Explore the stories and sacrifices of those who served our nation.

Find Your Park:

Visit to discover more national parks near you that align with your interests. This centennial initiative of the National Park Service encourages everyone to explore and connect with the vast network of over 400 national parks nationwide.

Remember and honor the brave men and women who fought for our freedom this Memorial Day weekend. Visit a national park and immerse yourself in the history that shaped our nation.

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