The American Revolution is happening again in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park. Lights of Liberty is a new attraction that brings an important chapter in American history to life for a 60-minute, nighttime sound and light show.
The latest technology reproduces highly charged events leading up to the Revolution told the by real and fictionalized characters from colonial times.
Visitors are immersed in this revolutionary experience as they walk a route through the Park wearing 3-D headsets. Visitors look up at digital images projected onto the Park’s historic buildings: Independence Hall, Carpenter’s Hall, Second Bank of the United States and Franklin Court, the site of Ben Franklin’s home. The audio track will be available in Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese and a special “Children’s Channel.” Contact 150 South Independence Mall West, Suite 714, Philadelphia PA 19106; 215-Liberty; www.lightsofliberty.org.
When fall arrives, Valley Forge National Historical Park becomes a 3,600 acre tapestry of autumnal splendor. If you’re already in the neighborhood, call the park’s visitor center for help in locating restaurants and hotels and to receive an informative visitor’s guide. If you plan to visit the area, call 888-VISIT-VF for a trips and tours booklet, which directs you to thirteen driving tours and two fall foliage tours. Information can also be found at www.valleyforge.org. For up-to-the-minute events call the park’s Funline, 610-834-8844 and all other area information call Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau office at 610-834-1550.