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A young girl dressed in 18th century clothing talks to an adult living history interpreter on the Museum's plaza during Occupied Philadelphia.

In this family-friendly, activity-filled walking tour, we’ll explore occupied Philadelphia, meet British soldiers and everyday residents, and get a hands-on glimpse into life under British authority. Why did the British want to take over Philadelphia? How did Philadelphians feel about it? And where did General Washington go? Join Family Programs Manager Rebecca Franco as we work together to answer these questions and hunt through soldiers and civilians to gather the latest information to pass on to the spymaster — if we can find them!

Occupied Philadelphia is the Museum’s annual flagship living history event, which recreates the dark days of the British occupation. Join us from Nov. 5-6, 2022, on the Museum plaza and at select sites in Old City throughout the weekend.

Occupied Philadelphia is sponsored by American Heritage Credit Union.

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British soldiers march towards the Museum led by a drummer as part of the Museum's Occupied Philadelphia living history event in 2019.
Nov 05
 

Occupied Philadelphia 2022

November 5-6, 2022
Join us in historic Old City, Philadelphia, as we recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution’s annual flagship living history event.
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Occupied Philadelphia Tea with two costumed living history interpreters
Nov 06
 

A British-Occupied Members Teatime

November 6, 2022 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Join your fellow Museum Members for a spot of afternoon tea and activities for History Explorers with costumed British soldiers and civilians in Liberty Hall as part of Occupied Philadelphia.
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Three children watch a demonstration of a cannon by a costumed Museum educator.
 

Kids & Families at the Museum

Learn more about the Museum of the American Revolution's family-friendly activities and experiences we offer as well as suggestions we have for visiting the Museum with children.
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