Franklin's Landing 300th Anniversary Celebration RSVP Form
On Friday, October 6, the city of Philadelphia is coming together to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia. RSVP today to secure your spot to celebrate this momentous occasion in our great city's history.

This event is free and in-person.

Schedule of Events on Friday, October 6:

Kickoff:
  • 9:00 am: Reenactment of Franklin's arrival on the Delaware River at the Independence Seaport Museum (211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard).
  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am: Walking procession from the Independence Seaport Museum to behind the Second Bank of the United States (420 Chestnut Street).
Program:
  • 9:45 am: All guests assemble behind the Second Bank of the United States (420 Chestnut Street) for a performance from the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale.
  • 10:00 am: Centennial Bell rings ten times, announcing the beginning of the commemoration event.
  • 10:05 am - 11 am: Remarks by the Governor's Office and the Mayor's Office, including remarks on Benjamin Franklin's lasting influence on the city of Philadelphia.
  • 11:00 am: Event concludes. Attendees are invited to view Franklin-related artifacts at the Library of The American Philosophical Society's Library Hall (105 South 5th Street) and the Library Company of Philadelphia (1314 Locust Street). Additionally, taste bread from High Street Philly baked in honor of the "puffy rolls" Franklin famously purchased the day he arrived at The American Philosophical Society.
Painting credit: Peter Cooper. The South East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia. Ca. 1720. Oil on canvas. 20 x 87 inches. Gift of George Mifflin Dallas, 1857. Library Company of Philadelphia.

 
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