Once Upon a Nation

Historic Reenactments

Historic Reenactments

Meet Betsy Ross

Meet with Betsy Ross at her shop on Arch Street. Daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., through November. (Closed Mondays December 1 - February 28)

All hours are subject to change without notice Located at 3rd & Arch Streets

 

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 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 6th & Market Streets

 


Free Quaker Meeting House

Meet History Makers at the Free Quaker Meeting House. Learn about their impact on Colonial Philadelphia in this historic house of worship. Wednesday throughSunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 5th & Arch Streets.

 


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.

Musters will occur on Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., starting Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27). From June 18 through August 10, the musters will occur twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Starting August 16 through August 31, musters will occur on Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Musters will occur at the same times on Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2 (Labor Day).

(The 2013 season for Military Muster is over. We had a great time with you all, we'll see you next year)


End of Day Declaration Readings

Join our costumed History Makers as they tell the story of every day Philadelphians during this moving version of the Declaration of Independence.

End of Day Declaration readings begin after the second muster, between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., on the same days as storytelling.

Located behind Independence Hall.

(The 2013 season for End of The Day Declaration Readings is over. We had a great time with you all, we'll see you next year)