Independence After Hours
A sneak peek at Philadelphia’s history
May 26 - June 10, 2017 (Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.)
June 13 - July 29 (Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m.)
August 4 - October 28, 2017 (Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.)
This evening walking tour visits some of the landmarks of Philadelphia’s Historic District and is populated with Colonial characters who bring history to life right in the place where it happened.
Independence After Hours tour-takers walk through the shadows of Independence Hall during an exclusive opportunity to go inside at night, with no crowds, and experience what those late nights of the summer of 1776 were like for the Founding Fathers.
The evening begins with a delicious three-course meal at the historic City Tavern where Colonial townspeople entertain guests. The Colonial host then “sneaks” everyone into the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall), once he talks his way past the vigilant night watchman.
Inside the hall, visitors witness several Founding Fathers deep in discussion over the creation of the Declaration of Independence.
The tour runs select days, late May through October, and departs from the Museum of the American Revolution at 2nd and Chestnut streets.
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