Philadelphia and Brandywine Valley Fourth of July Events

Philadelphia is where it all began so why not celebrate July 4 in the cradle of independence?  There will be all types of events to celebrate Independence Day beginning the week prior to the fourth and running through the holiday.

Magnificent fireworks will explode over the Philadelphia Art Museum

Fourth of July Fireworks

First up is the spectacular put on by Wawa on the Delaware Waterfront.  Leading up to this fireworks display is a free concert by the U. S. Army band on June 30.  On July 4th is the city’s largest fireworks display which you will view over the Philadelphia Museum starting around 9:30 PM.  Best of all, both of these are free!  Read More.

Are museums more your style than bombs bursting in air?  From June 28 through July 4 almost 20 area museums will be offering either free or pay what you wish admission.  These include the new National Constitution Center on June 28, the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 1 and 2.  Some of the others participating include the African American Museum,  National Museum of American Jewish History, and Ft. Mifflin in Delaware.  For a complete list of all participating museums as well as dates and times click here.  

Yo, Adrian!  How about watching the movie classic “Rocky”  on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 1?  Or enjoy a free concert at Independence Hall, free Wawa Hoagies,  even a parade.

Don’t want to drive into Philadelphia?  There are more events out in the Brandywine Valley and Valley Forge.   Another great location to celebrate Independence Day is Valley Forge which is a short 40 minute drive from Hamanassett.  Celebrate with a community picnic including food, music, and ranger walks.  For more exitement watch reenactor demonstrate the artillery of the day.   These events take place on July 4 from 11 AM until 3 PM.    Also at Valley Forge at the Washington Memorial Chapel you can hear the sounds of 58 bronze bells during their free concerts of  patriotic music from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.  For a complete list of events sponsored by Wawa check out their web site here.

The Colonial Plantation is an 18th century working yeoman’s farm located in Ridley Creek State Park just 10 minutes from us.  On July 1 and July 4 you can celebrate the holiday with the reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1 and 3 along with the burning of King George.  You can even learn to write using a quill pen.

A working 18th century farm in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Colonial Plantation

You can always count on Longwood Gardens to have spectacular events.  This year their fabulous Fireworks and Fountain show will be on July 1.  Tickets must be purchased through them in advance.  Don’t tarry because this is always a sold out show.  Throughout the day there will be fountain shows.  More information.

I’m sure from all the events listed for Independence Day in Philadelphia and the Brandywine Valley you’ve found something you won’t want to miss.  All you have to do now is select your room at Hamanassett and book on line or call us.  We’d love to speak with you.