Past Events

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 
Unexpected “finds” await you. Sidewalk vendors offer all kinds of “stuff” for sale. Wasson Hall, a huge room in the Old Pine Community Center is filled with quantity and quality rummage, some locals hail as the Best Rummage Sale in Center City. There is—something for everyone.
 
 
Hungry at lunchtime? Purchase a delicious charcoal grilled hot dog or hamburger, chips and soda.
 
Then—round out your day by joining one of three guided tours of Old Pine’s historic 18th c. graveyard.
 
TOURS at: 11AM, 1PM, AND 3PM
 
Hear stories about people buried here: Revolutionary War soldiers, patriots, privateers, statesmen, a cordwainer—even a Tory—and a couple of soldiers who “went with the enemy.” See where Disney filmed the graveyard chase in the movie “National Treasure” starring Nicolas Cage.
 
Tours conducted by the Old Pine Conservancy
Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sponsored by the Society Hill Civic Association

 

Old Pine Community Center, corner of Lombard and 4th Streets is the afternoon headquarters, the place to register for the self-guided tour, pick up your ticket and house tour map.

Consider making your first stop a brief visit to Old Pine’s historic 18th c. churchyard burial ground. Here you can get a 101 Orientation about the people who built and lived in many of the extant neighborhood houses. The graveyard is the resting place for several bricklayers, carpenters, plasterers, tradesmen and a host of Revolutionary War soldiers, patriots, sea captains, merchants and politicians.

 

Continuous tours of the graveyard conducted by Old Pine Conservancy throughout the afternoon.

Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:30 PM
The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington, D.C., will host a two-day walking tour program in Philadelphia featuring more than two dozen examples of the city’s landscape architecture.
 
 
Titled “What’s Out There Weekend, Philadelphia,” the Sunday itinerary of the two-day tour will feature several stops in an area bounded by: Franklin Square, Independence Mall, Washington Square and Society Hill.
 
Tour segment at Old Pine Street historic churchyard is scheduled to begin approximately at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th.
 
All tours are led by site specific experts and are free. Each stop-over is about 30 minutes. Participants may join in all or selected tours.
 
For information contact: Courtney Spearman, Cultural Landscape Foundation; phone: 202-483-0553, fax: 202-483-0761, www.tclf.org.