Occupied Philadelphia Weekend
The Museum of the American Revolution will host a living history event that recreates the dark days of the fall of 1777. The British Army have captured and occupied Philadelphia, the capital of the new United States. Meet soldiers, civilians, and spies as they haggle over goods at market, root out American sympathizers, and debate whether this is an occupation or a liberation.
Museum educators will lead walking tours of the occupied neighborhood, guests can complete a spy challenge to collect information on the British Army, and vignettes of street theater will recreate dramatic moments from 1777. In partnership with Carpenters’ Hall, City Tavern Restaurant, and Chef Walter Staib’s television series A Taste of History.
Pictured above: Visit an encampment behind City Tavern Restaurant.
At City Tavern, Proprietor Walter Staib, twelve time Emmy award winning host of the acclaimed show A Taste of History, has recreated the culinary delights enjoyed by our founding fathers. City Tavern’s cuisine is made fresh daily from scratch with local ingredients and just as the founding fathers dined on elegant, sophisticated cuisine at City Tavern, so can you.