Free with Museum admission
The Art of Fencing: Winter Break at the Museum
During Winter Break, explore the stories of the people who lived right here at Third and Chestnut Streets during the Revolutionary era.
At 11am in Patriots Gallery, visitors can participate in a demonstration of activities that would have taken place in the Museum’s neighborhood during the 18th century. On Friday, 12/29, learn about the art of fencing. This introduction to the art of defense teaches some of the basic fencing skills found in Revolutionary Philadelphia.
From 1pm-3pm in Patriots Gallery, stop by the Archaeology Conservation Station and watch as the Museum’s collections team works to re-assemble ceramic fragments from the archaeological excavation of the Museum’s site prior to construction of the building.
At 2pm in Liberty Hall, uncover the “Mysteries of Feature 16,” in an illustrated talk about the archaeological site we uncovered before we built the Museum.
Throughout the day, visitors can pose for the perfect selfie in front of a Washington Crossing the Delaware backdrop and re-create their own passage with props. Visitors can also enjoy performances by musician and storyteller Robert Mouland in the Museum’s Oneida Nation Atrium.