Occupied Philadelphia 2021November 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- November 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Museum of the American Revolution
Outdoor activities on the Museum's Plaza are FREE and open to the public. Walking tour tickets sold separately.
Sponsored by Ballard Spahr
In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia – the Revolutionary capital at the time – was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months, with Independence Hall serving as a prison for American prisoners-of-war. Join us as we recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum’s annual flagship living history event. On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Museum will offer guided walking tours, special programming, and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like in the city while British forces controlled it.
Visitors will meet costumed historical interpreters portraying soldiers, civilians, and spies on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. Guests can complete a spy challenge to collect information on the British Army and watch street theater vignettes that bring to life dramatic moments from 1777.