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You can’t miss Philly’s PoliticalFest!

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July 22, 2016 Category: Local Posted by:

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Note: Purchasing tickets will give you access to PoliticalFest, a fun, interactive festival related to American history and politics, taking place to allow members of the public to participate in Convention-related activities. These tickets will not grant access to the Democratic National Convention itself, which is for credentialed guests only and is not open to the public.

In celebration of the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia 2016, the convention’s host committee, is presenting PoliticalFest, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government and the road to the White House.

This non-partisan exhibit combines multi-media and interactive displays, historical objects and special guest appearances designed to entertain and engage residents and convention attendees alike.

The experience will consist of exhibits at seven participating locations, each centered around a specific theme related to American politics, government, and history. The locations will feature different displays and attractions, including the campaign trail, Pennsylvania & the Presidency, a media zone, political entertainment, and more. There will also be a staging area for live performances, political game competitions, and panel discussions. It will run from July 22nd-27th.

This event will be ticketed, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.  Each ticket is good for all six days of PoliticalFest and grants access to all participating locations.

Ticket Prices (A booking fee will be charged) :

$15 for adults

$5 for children 18 years & under, college students with valid ID and seniors 65+

FREE, veterans and credentialed Convention attendees

PoliticalFest Hours:

Friday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.


Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F, 12th and Arch Streets

National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

Philadelphia History Museum, 15 S. 7th Street

The Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S Broad Street

National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street

All Locations can be found on the PoliticalFest Map.

In addition to running its regularly scheduled service, there will be an additional dedicated bus loop serviced by Philly PHLASH vehicles connecting all seven participating locations, and ticketholders will be able to use the bus to travel between locations. PoliticalFest tickets will be honored on the PHLASH Downtown Loop throughout the week, so ticket holders can connect to either loop. Many locations are nearby each other, and PoliticalFest attendees are encouraged to walk between many of the sites.

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