A Revolutionary Halloweekend at the Museum

This Halloween Weekend, join us at the Museum for Revolutionary frights and fun. Hear spooky stories from the Revolutionary War and learn how early Americans carved turnips — not pumpkins — to ward away evil spirits. Pick up custom pumpkin-carving templates inspired by the Museum’s collection in a special Halloween-themed take-and-make bag. Kids who come in costume receive $3 off admission.

While you’re here, don’t miss our new special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807, which explores the little-known story of women and free people of color voting in Revolutionary-era New Jersey. The exhibition is integrated within the Museum’s core exhibition and connected with an audio tour. Activity-packed, printed (and downloadable) Family Guides are available to help all ages explore the exhibit. Be sure to cast a ballot at our voting selfie station and pose for a photo to get an “I Vote” sticker just days before the real presidential election.

Please note: Costume masks are permitted for guests ages 12 and under. Costume masks are not a substitute for a face mask or shield, which is required for ages 5 and up during this time. View our full health and safety protocols.