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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 American Historical Theatre Commemorates
the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War
1861-1865

Mon, Jun 26 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Betsy Ross
Cadbury@Cherry Hill

Fri, Jun 30 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
George Washington at the Grange Estate
The Historic Grange Estate, 143 Myrtle Avenue, Havertown, PA
Picnic at the Grange and Meet George Washington! Portrayed by John Lopes of the American Historical Theatre. Childrens activities, a fun, family event. For more information contact: 610-446-4958 or visit: http://www.thegrangeestate.org/

Sat, Jul 1 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia
Museum of The American Revolution, South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Thomas Jefferson (Steve Edenbo) of the American Historical Theatre will meet and greet visitors to the museum. Lobby and Plaza of the Museum of the American Revolution.

Tue, Jul 4 10:00 am-4:00 pm
National Archives Independence Day
National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
Meet George Washington, Benjamin Frankllin, John Adams, John Hanconk, Thomas Jefferson, Ned Hector, John Dunlap, and Abigail Adams. Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence @ 10:00 a.m. Meet and Greet visitors to the NARA 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. for more information visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/july-4th-celebration-0

Tue, Jul 4 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin at Stenton
Stenton, 4601 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
Benjamin Franklin (William Robling) will celebrate Independence Day at Stenton. Meeting and greeting visitors tot he event. This event is free and open to the public, but registration requested. RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stentons-july-4th-celebration-tickets-25178445408?ref=ebapi

Additional Events

American Historical Theatre is proud to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by offering Historical Characters, Programs and Plays. Click for more information.


Julie Dent Grant and General Ulysses S. Grant

While our country was at war with itself, we struggled to maintain home and family, to find normalcy. During this time of crisis, heroes sacrificed and scoundrels sold out.
AHT is privileged to share the official, as well as the little-known, stories of presidents, prisoners, and poets. We tell the tales of soldiers, slaves, and suffragists. We dramatize battlefield nurses and behind-the-scenes spies. And we bring attention to both northern Copperheads and southern scalawags. Husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers: discover the all-too-human women and men of the American Civil War.

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