Once Upon a Nation

Historic Reenactments

Historic Reenactments

Flag Raising at the Betsy Ross House

May 25 - September 2: Daily, 10 am

Start your day at the Betsy Ross House, as Betsy Ross and one of her Colonial friends, raise the 13-star flag with pomp and circumstance.

 

Military Muster

Do you hear the drum beating?

The Continental Army is recruiting a few good kids for drills in the art of marching and musket etiquette.

Location & Hours

The Military Muster takes place at Signers' Garden at the corner of 5th & Chestnut Streets, across the street from Independence Hall.

  • May 25 - 26, Memorial Day Weekend: Twice daily, 2 and 3 pm
  • May 31 - June 8: Fridays and Saturdays, twice daily, 2 and 3 pm
  • June 11 - August 10 (also July 1): Tuesdays - Saturdays, twice daily, 2 and 3 pm
  • August 16 - August 31: Fridays and Saturdays, twice daily, 2 and 3 pm
  • September 1 - 2, Labor Day Weekend: Twice daily, 2 and 3 pm

 

Declaration Readings

Greet the History Makers and hear moving readings from the Declaration of Independence.

Location & Hours

Declaration Readings take place in Independence Square, directly behind Independence Hall.

  • May 25 - 27, Memorial Day Weekend: Daily, 3:45 pm
  • May 31 - June 8: Fridays and Saturdays, 3:45 pm
  • June 11 - August 10 (also July 1): Tuesdays - Saturdays, 3:45 pm
  • August 16 - August 31: Fridays and Saturdays, 3:45 pm
  • September 1 - 2, Labor Day Weekend: Daily, 3:45 pm

A joint program with Independence National Historical Park.