For Walter Staib, the chef and operator of Philadelphia's historic City Tavern, food acts as an edible history lesson, and he loves serving up the intimate details of the patriots who dined there almost as much as the food they ate.
These sites — from Ben Franklin’s house to critical forts — offer all the drama a Revolutionary War history enthusiast wants without the crowds and the barriers that accompany Philly’s more famous venues. Because the truth is: not all historic sites are created equal.
Living historian Joe Becton created a tour company to educate visitors to Philadelphia on the roles of Africans during the Revolutionary War outside of slavery. Thanks to his power as a storyteller and a growing interest in history through a black lens, most days, he’s booked.
From foreigners and immigrants who became important American military leaders to the lesser-known histories of …