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History After Dark
Revolutionary Summer Fridays
Fri, July 26th, 2019 |
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Pay-as-you-wish Admission

Celebrate summer Fridays at New-York Historical! Visit the bar in our outdoor courtyard and raise a glass to the Revolution as you explore our Continental Army encampment. Enter a replica of George Washington's Headquarters Tent, then grab a drink while you quiz the Museum of the American Revolution staff about General Washington's flair for entertaining. Cash only for beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages, and light snacks. All ages, but ID required to purchase alcohol   

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

George Washington’s Headquarters Tent
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 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