2019 Philadelphia World Heritage Day

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Independence Hall 520 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

The Fourth Annual World Heritage Day: A Community Event

Philadelphia World Heritage Day was instituted by Mayor Kenney in 2016. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each May. This annual event is an important part of bringing awareness of Philadelphia's World Heritage City to all city residents. 

Each year, the celebration is carried out in a different location and in a different way. In 2019, we will celebrate World Heritage Day at Independence Hall, in honor of the 40th anniversary of this national landmark's UNESCO designation. The program will include remarks by the National Park Service, Global Philadelphia Association, and Mayor Kenney.

Click here to learn about other global sites that received their UNESCO designation, along with Independence Hall, in 1979.

Watch for more Philadelphia World Heritage Day event details to come. 

Questions about this event can be directed to Global Philadelphia Association World Heritage Coordinator Melissa Stevens at [email protected] or 215-563-2483.


Photo credit: PHLCVB

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