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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

Sat, Oct 21 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Monmouth County Library, Howell Township Branch, 318 Old Tavern Rd, Howell NJ 07731
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Beth Henderson (732) 938-2300

Mon, Oct 23 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
East Rutherford Memorial Library, 143 Boiling Springs Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Christine Hartigan (201) 939-3930.

Tue, Oct 24 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Town ship Free Public Library, 37 E Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact William Haggis (908) 876-3596

Sat, Oct 28 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Ichabod Crane Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Indian King Tavern Museum, 233 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Michelle Hughes (856) 429-6792

Sun, Nov 19 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Jefferson and Dickinson in Dover, DE
The Old State House in Dover, Delaware 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
Thomas Jefferson (Steven Edenbo) and John Dickinson (Doug Thomas) will engage in a debate. This will be followed by a meet and greet, plus a cake to celebrate the 250th anniversary of “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania” by John Dickinson Open to the public. Contact John Dickinson Plantation – Phone: (302) 739-3277

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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