Once Upon a Nation

Historic Reenactments

Historic Reenactments

Flag Raising at the Betsy Ross House

Daily, May 26 - September 3, 10 am

Start your day at the Betsy Ross House, as Betsy Ross and one of her Colonial friends, raise the 13-star flag with pomp and circumstance.

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 & Hours

The Military Muster takes place at Signers' Garden at the corner of 5th & Chestnut Streets, across the street from Independence Hall.

  • May 26 - 28, Memorial Day Weekend: twice daily, 2 and 3 pm
  • June 1 - June 9: twice daily, 2 and 3 pm, Fridays and Saturdays
  • June 12 - August 11 (also July 3): twice daily, 2 and 3 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays
  • August 17 - August 31: twice daily, 2 and 3 pm, Fridays and Saturdays
  • September 1 - 3, Labor Day Weekend: twice daily, 2 and 3 pm

 


Declaration Readings

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

Location & Hours

Declaration Readings take place in Independence Square, directly behind Independence Hall.

  • May 26 - 28, Memorial Day Weekend: 3:45 pm, daily
  • June 1 - June 9: 3:45 pm, Fridays and Saturdays
  • June 13 - July 31 (also July 1 & 2): 3:45 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays
  • August 3 - August 31: 3:45 pm, Fridays and Saturdays
  • September 1 - 3, Labor Day Weekend: 3:45 pm, daily