During Winter Break, explore the stories of the people who lived right here at Third and Chestnut Streets during the Revolutionary era. Every day at 11 a.m., visitors can participate in a demonstration of activities that would have taken place in the Museum’s neighborhood during the 18th century, from fencing to dancing and more.
Everyday at 2:00 pm
In Liberty Hall, uncover the “Mysteries of Feature 16,” in an illustrated talk about the archaeological site we uncovered before we built the Museum.
Don't miss the Museum’s colorful holiday window illuminations, based on those by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale, and make one of their own to take home.
Dec., 24, 2017
Women at War - Revolutionary women sewed flags, rolled cartridges, and even went to war themselves!
Dec., 26, 2017
Clothing the Army - Put some stitches in a uniform destined for a Continental soldier!
Dec., 27, 2017
If the Shoe Fits - Join an artificer to see what goes into making shoes for the Revolutionary armies!
Dec., 28, 2017
Women on Campaign - Learn how women and children took risks to accompany Revolutionary armies as “camp followers”!
Dec., 29, 2017
The Art of Fencing - This introduction to the art of defense teaches some of the basic fencing skills found in Revolutionary Philadelphia.
Dec., 30, 2017
Forged in Philadelphia - What skills went into making a Revolutionary firearm? Take a closer look at a reproduction firearm to learn about a blacksmith’s business.
Dec., 31, 2017
Illuminating the Neighborhood - Join a conversation about how Charles Willson Peale illuminated Revolutionary Philadelphia with his ideas, inventions and “transparent scenes.”