Whether in search of a famed hoagie, a wander through the Reading Terminal Market, or a repeat run of Rocky’s dash up the Art Museum steps, more than 42 million people visited Philadelphia last year. But, for the most part, visitors came for the history.
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.
At the Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia, the stories of the departed tell the tale of America’s birth.
Through stories of rape, bloodshed between brothers, and the mass genocide of Native Americans, Holger Hoock unpacks violence in the American Revolution in Scars of Independence, his new, critically acclaimed book.
At Philadelphia’s newest museum, visitors can step up to enemy lines, battle with conflicting ideas of liberty, and join — or resist — the fight for American independence all in one place.
From foreigners and immigrants who became important American military leaders to the lesser-known histories of …