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Historic Philadelphia-Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches

About 8 blocks around Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
215-629-5801
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Storytelling -- Great fun for kids, teens AND adults!

Unaccompanied by any children, four of us stopped at a "Once Upon a Nation" bench to hear a story... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
treebud_1
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Learn random fact about our country and Philly

I accidentally sat on 2 of the "Once upon a nation" benches and then a storyteller appears. They... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Josh W
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Anchorage, Alaska
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About 8 blocks around Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unaccompanied by any children, four of us stopped at a "Once Upon a Nation" bench to hear a story. We figured that - if nothing else -- we would have only invested 5 minutes or so. The storytellers and the storyies told were EXCELLENT. We...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I accidentally sat on 2 of the "Once upon a nation" benches and then a storyteller appears. They have a different story and history facts at each location. This is great for the kids, as they give them a flag and have to get a...More

1  Thank Josh W
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I love the story book benches. The kids will enjoy collecting stickers at each bench, and even Mom and Dad will get a kick out of the stories. The story tellers are kind and friendly, and are willing to answer questions. Great for a day...More

1  Thank Jeremy-Scooter-Price
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The people they have at these stations do a wonderful job bringing the stories to life. They offer a fan after the presentation and you get a star at each station and collecting all of them gets you a discount on an attraction. One of...More

1  Thank 22Destep
Reviewed 25 July 2016

While traveling around Philadelphia, stop at the benches and wait for the story. The story tellers are enthusiastic and well versed and their tales are historically significant. Best part other than the story: no tipping is allowed!

2  Thank EKingTucson
Reviewed 24 June 2016

These are the most fun!!! The individuals who are at each bench are excellent!! They tell a wonderful story and are great actors. They do not operate on Sundays or Mondays and their hours the rest of the days are from 11-4. We went to...More

2  Thank nellie195105
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The stories are always intresting and the storytellers costumize them to the audience. the hunt for the next bench is also one of the best parts and feels like an exciting treasure hunt.

1  Thank Maya R
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the vignettes. The presentations were well done and enthusiastic. What a creative venue, walking in such historical settings, only a minute or two apart. Kudos to the staff for such a great job.

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The story benches are a great break from walking around. The stories vary on how interesting they are. The kids loved all of them and some of the stories are more geared towards kids. The one at Valley Forge was the most interesting to me.

Thank bfree271
Reviewed 8 March 2016

When you walk these streets you can almost feel the history is richly connected to this remarkable city.

1  Thank Jhonesnaps60
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