Grand staircase at the Museum of the American Revolution.

History After Hours

History After Hours

Our History After Hours series returns with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent.

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

2019 Schedule

Camped Out

December 10, 2019
For soldiers during the Revolutionary War, life was often in-tents. How did soldiers survive the harsh winters and the hot heat of summer? View representations of soldiers camped out in our Galleries and our newest exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier.


2020 Schedule 

A Winter's Ball

January 21, 2020
Fall into step and join in a traditional Irish ceilidh, a social gathering with dancing and storytelling. Join the dance masters of "In Good Company" to watch (and try!) 18th-century Irish social dances. In Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, listen to poetry readings from famous Irish poets. In the Cross Keys Café, sip on winter warmers and enjoy Happy Hour specials.

Freedom Wore a Red Coat

February 18, 2020
As historian Dr. Gregory J.W. Urwin observed, “Sometimes freedom wore a red coat.” What were some of the ways enslaved people of African descent fought for and found freedom? For free people of African descent, what decisions were in their best interest? Learn aboutan exciting digital interactive project and online resource, to be launched online in September 2020, from the Museum’s Associate Curator Matthew Skic.

A Revolutionary St. Patrick's Day

March 10, 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. Learn about this revolt, inspired by the American and French revolutions, and the people who were involved. In our Cross Keys Café, raise a pint and sing along to songs of the Irish Revolution during the final week of the exhibition, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier.


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