Once Upon a Nation

Historic Reenactments

Historic Reenactments

Meet Betsy Ross

Meet with Betsy Ross in her upholstery shop, daily 10 am – 4 pm.

All hours are subject to change without notice. Located at 239 Arch Street.

 

Independence Visitor Center

historic reenacment

Meet a Once Upon A Nation History Maker! Who is that, you ask? They are lesser-known historic figures who lived in Philadelphia like David Salisbury Franks, a hero of the American Revolution and aide-de-camp to Benedict Arnold.

Thursdays through Saturday 11 am to 3 pm. Located at 6th & Market Streets

 


Free Quaker Meeting House

Visit this historic house of worship where Revolutionary War-ear Free Quakers met, and learn about their impact on Colonial Philadelphia.

Hours of Operation

  • 11 am - 4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays through November

 


Military Muster

Do you hear the drum beating?

The Continental Army is recruiting a few good kids for drills in the art of marching and musket etiquette.

Location: Signers' Garden, 5th & Chestnut Streets

Dates and Hours:

  • Thank you to everyone who joined us this year for the Military Muster. Please check back in the spring of 2015 for next season's operating hours.

 


End of Day Declaration Readings

Greet the History Makers and hear moving readings from the Declaration of Independence.

Location: Independence Square, behind Independence Hall

Dates and Hours:

  • Thank you to everyone who joined us this year for the End of Day Declaration Readings. Please check back in the spring of 2015 for next season's operating hours.