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The American Historical Theatre provides world-class Historical Characters and Interpretations. We provide over 100 characters and a variety of programs, and we tour all 50 states and Europe. To inquire about a character or to book an event, please call us at 215-625-0986.

“The actors were so gracious and welcoming….We heard many expressions of gratitude from the families, and several parents said that the experience had been a ‘life changing’ one for their children. Thank you so much; literally, we could not have offered an opportunity like this without you and the actors. – J.S.W., National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Upcoming Events AHT Celebrates Independence Day with a Full Day of Family Fun Events

Fri, Apr 25 9:00 am-10:00 am
Jefferson vs. Adams Debate
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA, United States
A private program for students. For information on how your school can take part and benefit from Freedoms Foundation programs, please call 610-933-8825 This program has been changed from Jefferson v Hamilton, to Jefferson v Adams

Fri, Apr 25 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Alexander Hamilton
Village of Flowers Mill, Daylily Drive, Langhorne, PA, United States
A private program for residents

Mon, Apr 28 10:30 am-11:30 am
Abigail Adams: Distance ed
on line program
A private distance education program of Abigail Adams: Taxes and Tea Parties for gifted students

Mon, Apr 28 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
George Washington: Distance Ed
on line at CILC.org
A Private distance education event for residents of Laurel Lake Retirement Community

Tue, Apr 29 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
George Washington: Distance Education
on line at CILC.org
a distance education program for residents of Rockynol Retirement Community

Additional Events

Come and celebrate with us this July 4th, the anniversary of the nation’s birth, with AHT historical characters and programs. Let us inspire you!  Click for a complete listing.

July 4th Celebration and Reading of the Declaration at the National Archives

Hector, NARA

Revolutionary Cannoneer Ned Hector at the NARA

INDEPENDENCE DAY is always a big event at AHT. This year in addition to events in Philadelphia, our interpreters will appear in Washington DC and New York City. At the National Archives in DC, join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ned Hector, John and Abigail Adams, and John Hancock for a spirited reading of The Declaration of Independence. Or celebrate with Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams at Federal Hall in NYC. In Philadelphia start your day at Stenton with Ben Franklin, or join Abraham Lincoln at the Welcome America Parade in Olde City. Later in the day, hear bell ringing featuring Patrick Henry at Independence Hall or see runaway slave Oney Judge at Historic Germantown. For those looking for a fun mid-day treat, visit Valley Forge National Park where Thomas Jefferson reads The Declaration of Independence.  Click for more details.

Most of these events are free and open to the public. Several of them offer additional free family activities or other presentations, so check out the websites of the events or call them directly for details. Plan now to make the most of your Independence Day celebration. See you there!