215/LIBERTY (215/542-3789) or 1-877/GO-2-1776 (1-877/462-1776)
Starts at PECO Energy Liberty Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia PA
Show times vary in April & May. Call for dates. Memorial Day – Labor Day shows are Tuesday – Saturday. September & October shows are Thursday – Saturday. Shows begin at dusk and depart every 15 minutes, lasting one hour. $19.50 Adults, $16.50 Seniors & Students with ID, $13 Children 12 & under. Reservations required.
Experience the American Revolution as it happened, where it happened – at the Lights of Liberty Show, an outdoor, nighttime sound and light spectacular in historic Philadelphia that runs from April through October. Headsets provide thrilling surround sound, including an original musical score performed by 100 musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Walter Cronkite, Ossie Davis, Charlton Heston, David Morse and other celebrities narrate the dramatic story of our nation’s birth as breathtaking hand-painted images and dazzling special effects are projected upon the buildings where the historic events actually took place, including the Second Bank of the U.S., Carpenters’ Hall and a grand finale at Independence Hall. Whoopi Goldberg narrates a children’s version and the soundtrack is also available in Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese. The Lights of Liberty Show is presented by PECO, An Exelon Company.
Ben Franklin’s Ghost at Lights of Liberty. Dr. Franklin has returned to Philadelphia as a high-tech, interactive exhibit with a dramatic holographic effect called a “Pepper’s Ghost.” Founding Father, scientist, printer, inventor and American icon Benjamin Franklin can now answer hundreds of questions about his life, both serious and silly, in a world’s first real-time exchange called a “synthetic interview.” Free, open daily from 10am. PECO Energy Liberty Center, 6th and Chestnut Sts