Current Programs

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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.


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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):

Join the Continental Army
Muster with General George Washington's Continental Army and learn about life as a soldier.

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
Learn how to play trap ball, hoops and other early American games.

Colonial American Justice
Watch out or you might be put in the stocks! Just how was crime punished in the 18th century?

Revolutionary Women and Fashion
Fashionistas will enjoy seeing Colonial fashions and hearing from the revolutionary women who wore them.

Continental Army Field Medicine
In the American Revolution, poor medical facilities and crude treatments resulted in many deaths. Witness a field hospital at work.

Learn Knot-Tying from a Colonial Pirate
A fun and instructional activity for all ages. No eye patch required!





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