Spooky Stories, Crafts and More During a Revolutionary HalloweekendOctober 14, 2020
Celebrate A Revolutionary Halloweekend at the Museum of the American Revolution during Halloween Weekend from Friday, Oct. 30 – Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hear spooky stories from the Revolutionary War and learn how early Americans carved turnips—not pumpkins— to ward away evil spirits. Kids 12 and under who come in costume will get $3 off admission (at the front desk, not available online).
Be sure to pick up custom pumpkin-carving templates inspired by art and artifacts in the Museum’s collection in a special Halloween-themed take-and-make bag to create your own jack-o-lantern at home. Share your work with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by tagging @AmRevMuseum and #HowRevolutionary.
On Saturday from 1-3 p.m., join Manager of Gallery Interpretation Tyler Putman as he carves turnips in the Museum’s rotunda and discusses 18th-century folk customs that might remind you of today’s Halloween traditions. On Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., Noon, and 1 p.m., hear a kid-friendly version of one of the best-known spooky stories, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and learn about its Revolutionary ties.
Don’t miss the Museum’s 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) When Women Lost the Vote 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.
Enjoy the Museum’s clean, uncrowded galleries, with new limited visitor capacity and enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures. Learn more about our new health and safety protocols here. You can also check out our virtual resources which include our Virtual Museum Tour, Virtual Field Trip, craft activities and more.
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+ during this time. View our full health and safety protocols here.
Halloweekend festivities are included with regular Museum admission. Kids ages 5 and under are always free. Tickets can be purchased at www.amrevmuseum.org or by calling 215.253.6731.
About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.