Grand staircase at the Museum of the American Revolution.

History After Hours

History After Hours

Experience the Revolution after dark with extended evening hours each month at History After Hours. From 5–8 p.m., enjoy full access to the Museum’s exhibits and lively happenings with happy hour food and drink specials, featuring $4 beer from Yards Brewing Company and $6 wine.

Tickets for History After Hours events are $10 for adults and can be purchased online or at the door.

Upcoming Schedule 

A Revolutionary St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Live free or die! In 1798, Irish revolutionaries, led by the United Irishmen, fought for independence from the British Empire and for equal rights for all Irishmen. Raise a pint and sing along to songs of the Irish Revolution to toast the final night of our Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Solider exhibition, and take in poetry readings from Richard St. George himself. Let Dr. Serena Zabin transport you back to March 5, 1770 to retrace the dynamics that led to and the aftermath of the Boston Massacre, one of the crucial moments that led to the Revolutionary War, through the lens of her new book, The Boston Massacre: A Family Story. Plus, playtest Dr. Zabin’s forthcoming video game about the Boston Massacre, Witness to the Revolution

Fresh Ink

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Sailors, soldiers, and revolutionaries tattooed themselves to demonstrate patriotism, express camaraderie, and even identify their bodies in the event of death or capture. Join us to learn about early American tattoo iconography and draft your own tattoo design. Board the Museum’s privateer sloop to learn how Revolutionary sailors tattooed signs and symbols on their bodies, learn their favorite subjects for tattoo art, and get a historic temporary tattoo of your own.


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