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Public History -- Philadelphia and the United States

Historical Markers

Historical markers are plaques and other signage that help commemorate places, people and things through description and interpretation at significant locations.  Many historical markers have been placed by federal agencies and local municipalities, but there is also the opportunity for individuals to submit their ideas, as well.

Have an idea for a marker? 

Click here to find out how to apply for a marker

Markers around town

320 Arch Street

Read more about this marker here.

Marker on Spruce near 2nd.

Read more about this marker here.