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Current Programs

 

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FESTIVAL OF TULIPS OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 10-4, SUNDAY 12-4

Through mid April (depending on bloom time) the American Village is debuting a new seasonal spring event – The Festival of Tulips.

Imagine strolling through over 70,000 blooming tulips with replicas of some of America’s most historic places as a backdrop. The Festival of Tulips is a fantastic outing for clubs, groups, and families. The event is perfect for motorcoach tours as well. The field of over 70,000 tulips creates a one-of-a-kind backdrop for photos. Bring your own camera, or ask about professional photography packages.

As the only you-pick tulip field in the region, visitors can take home armfuls of beautiful blooms!  Stroll through bed after bed of tulips in every color of the rainbow, pick the ones you want to purchase, and package your flowers to take home. Tulips are $1.50 each, bulb included. (The flowers last longer if left on the bulb until you get them home.)

In addition to experiencing the tulips, visitors can take part in Colonial games, encounter patriots of the past, experience the Continental Army encampment, Colonial Chapel, Randall Museum and National Veterans Shrine.

During the Festival of Tulips, we will be open Monday-Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 12-4.

Be sure to check the website before your trip, just in case Mother Nature has inclement weather planned.

 

MONDAY-FRIDAY FESTIVAL OF TULIPS ADMISSION PRICES:

SATURDAY-SUNDAY FESTIVAL OF TULIPS ADMISSION PRICES:

There is a group discount and catering option for groups of 20 or more that book in advance for a weekday trip. Call Jodie Wasyluka at (205) 665-3535 extension 1045 for more information on group tours.

 


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Share birthday cake with George Washington on the steps of Washington Hall at noon, enjoy colonial games, muster with Washington's Continental Army, meet patriots of the past and immerse yourself in revolutionary America.

Enjoy family-friendly events for all ages. Admisison is just $5 per person when someone in your party is dressed in patriotic attire. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $9 seniors and youth, and free to children 4 and under, veterans and active military.


 

 

 

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Experience the power and drama of America's struggle for independence, liberty and self-government. Step back in history to the time of the American Revolution. Visit with patriots who helped frame what America is today. See the American Village at work as we engage and inspire youth and adults alike to know American history, cherish the ideals of liberty and serve our country as good citizens and leaders.


ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE 10-4 M-F:

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Tour the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor

The National Veterans Shrine is patterned after Philadelphia's Carpenters Hall. The Shrine honors our veterans' service and sacrifice for America and its freedom. It features major sculpture and paintings by nationally-renowned artists. Interactive media, artifacts and exhibits will help answer the questions: "Who are our country's veterans?" "What did they do for our country?" and "What do we owe them?"

Housed within the Shrine is the Veterans Register of Honor, a website and database containing photographs, biographical sketches, and stories of America's veterans and active members of the United States Armed Forces.

 

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Visit the Oval Office

The American Village Oval Office is the only full-scale replica in the country fully accessible to public and school visitors.

 

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Explore the Randall Museum

Dioramas depicting significantevents in American history, as well as figures of all the American Presidents and First Ladies are presented in miniature.

A must-see!

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES (availability varies by day - see the schedule of events for today's activities):

Begin your tour in the Estes Theatre with the Liberty Experience Orientation Video

Join the Continental Army
Enlist in George Washington’s Continental Army and march, shoulder to shoulder, towards America’s independence.

Meet a Famous Patriot of the Past
You could meet George Washinton, Martha Washington, Patrick Henry, Abigail Adams, Lucy Knox, Phillis Wheatley, Thomas Jefferson, or other famous Americans!

Protest the Stamp Act
The year is 1775 and the American colonists have had enough of the new British taxes. Protest against these measures and let the tax collector know just how you feel.

Enjoy Colonial Games on the Green
Have you ever tried to roll a hoop? Do you think you can hit the trap ball?  The Colonial Games Players are ready to teach you! 

Colonial American Justice
Hear how trials were conducted during the 18th Century, and find out what awaited those who received a verdict of “guilty.” 

Continental Army Field Medicine
Soldiers in the Continental Army often had forces working against them that were even more frightening than the redcoats.  Matron Sarah Ray will explain the “cutting edge” medical practices of the day.

 

THE LIBERTY EXPERIENCE ADMISSION PRICES: