Winter Break Programming

Tuesday, December 26 – Saturday, December 30, 2017

‘Tis the season to visit the Center: all week long you can step back in time and explore fun holiday traditions and historic moments from American history. Learn about the December 1776 turning point of the American Revolution and what life was like for a typical infantryman in the American Continental Army. Additional activities include colonial dress-up and photo opportunities, 18th century games, and the Growing up, American Style interactive program.  

Daily Programs

Growing up, American Style
Find out what it was like to grow up in different eras of American history through a costume runway show, featuring traditional-style dress from historical periods, and a guided tour of the main exhibit. Learn what home, school, and work life was like. How often did kids bathe in the Revolutionary Era? How did they spend their days, and what freedoms did they have? 

Soldiers Life
Join a Revolutionary-Era Soldier as he discusses the daily lifestyle of a typical infantryman in the American Continental Army during the American Revolution. Receive the proper training of the day and try on equipment and gear. Highly energized and interactive, this program is perfect for families.

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.

Meet a Continental Soldier
Learn fascinating facts about American history straight from the source.

Colonial Dress-up and Photo Opportunities
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grand Hall Lobby
A great photo-op for the whole family, dress in replicas of traditional-style attire from the Colonial era and pose with likeness of the Continental Army’s greatest heroes. 

Arts and Crafts Activity Tables
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grand Hall Overlook
Create tri-corn hats, founding father portraits and other historical flare at our craft tables.  

Eighteenth Century Games
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grand Hall Overlook
Try your hand at Hoop-and-Stick, Graces, Nine Pin, and other popular games played by children during the Revolutionary period.

Winter Holiday Hours

The National Constitution Center will be operating on an adjusted schedule from December 24, 2017 through January 1, 2018.  Our winter holiday hours will be announced later in the year.  

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