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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 New Gilded Age Program Premiers at Dover Days Festival

Wed, Jul 23 -
Office Closed
124 Elfreths Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
The office will be closed today for a memorial service for AHT co-founder Pamela Sommerfield. Services are to be held at Christ Church in old city Philadelphia, with a small gathering for friends, family and AHT associates and staff, at 2:00 pm at the Elfreth’s Alley courtyard.

Wed, Jul 23 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Memorial Service for Pamela Sommerfield
Christ Church, 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Service from 12:00 – 1:30 pm followed by 1/2 hour of fellowship. An invitation to join the AHT “family” and some of Pam’s family at 124 Elfreth’s Alley is extended from 2:00pm – 4:00 pm

Wed, Jul 23 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
AHT Honors Pamela Sommerfield
124 Elfreths Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
An informal gathering in honor of co-founder Pamela Sommerfield at our new offices on Elfreth’s Alley

Fri, Jul 25 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Betsy Ross: Making of our Flag
Salem County Library, New Jersey 45, Pilesgrove, NJ, United States
Betsy Ross shares stories of her life and explains how the stars and stripes came from a break from British Tradition using audience role play and participation. Fun for the whole family. free and open to the public courtesy of the Salem County Library

Tue, Jul 29 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Clara Barton
Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge Township, NJ, United States
Clara Barton Angel of the Battlefield. A one hour program including questions and answers. Open to the public. 732-726-7024

Additional Events

“Alice Roosevelt’s Maid” opens with two free performances, May 4th at 1:00 and 3:00pm: The old State House, 25 The Green, Dover DE

A New Program by interpreter Kim Hanley

A new program by, interpreter, Kim Hanley

In 1905 during the Gilded Age when fashions and fortunes reached fabulous heights, President Theodore Roosevelt authorized the largest diplomatic and imperialistic mission in the history of the United States.  The steamship USS Manchuria, would cross the Pacific Ocean to dock at Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China and Korea. Along for the ride was the President’s daughter, Alice, a media darling known for her outgoing, free-spirited behavior.  Join Alice Roosevelt’s maid, Peggy, as she packs her mistress’s trunk for the voyage home and be privy to the glamour, the politics and the gossip including an exclusive on the rumor of a budding courtship which may just end in the White House wedding of America’s most eligible bachelorette.