Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Revolutionary Summer: 18th-Century Clothing

Living History Days at N-YHS
Revolutionary Summer: 18th-Century Clothing
August 17 & 18

18th-Century Clothing:
11 am–3 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Dress for the Revolution! Explore how 18th-century clothing was made, take a turn on loom with educator and Living Historian Diane Schwindt, and cheer on the N-YHS historical interpreters as they race to sew a women’s bed gown.

Check out Revolutionary Summer for a full roster of related programs for all ages.

Enjoy outdoor refreshments! Light snacks and beverages, including beer and wine, are available for cash purchase. All ages, but ID required to purchase alcohol.

George Washington’s Headquarters Tent:
Saturday, 10 am–6 pm;
​Sunday, 11 am–5 pm

Step inside the world of General George Washington as he leads the Continental Army to victory. The centerpiece of Revolutionary Summer, a replica of Washington's Headquarters Tent is on display in our outdoor courtyard on select weekends this summer. On loan from the Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR), the painstakingly detailed, hand-sewn replica was created in a collaboration between MoAR and Colonial Williamsburg. The Tent is staffed by MoAR educators, who lead visitors on an immersive tour through history.


Living History programming takes place in the courtyard, weather permitting.
In case of severe weather, it might be relocated to Smith Gallery.  

Lead support for Revolutionary Summer provided by The Achelis and Bodman Foundation. Additional support provided by Richard Brown and Mary Jo Otsea. Support for the Museum of the American Revolution’s participation in Revolutionary Summer is generously provided by William and Candace Raveis.

Creative: Tronvig Group