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Special Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled ongoing events in the Historic Area, we invite you to join us throughout the year for various special occasions and events.

July 4 Celebration

Celebrate our Nation's Independence

There's no better place to celebrate our nation's birth than on historic Duke of Gloucester Street. You'll enjoy torchlit musical performances, readings of the Declaration of Independence, hands-on activities, and stunning fireworks.

Ric Burns

May 2017

How do we define who can be an American—and what being an American means? The Chinese Exclusion Act, to be released on PBS this year, examines the economic, cultural, social, legal, racial and political dimensions of the law; the forces and events that gave rise to it; and the effect it has had, and continues to have, on American culture and identity. Flim maker Ric Burns gave a partial pre-release screening of this new documentary and led a Q&A after the screening. 

An All-American Tea Party

Saturdays through August 2017

Bring your favorite doll to Mrs. Campbell’s Tavern for a special tea and felicitous fun! Dine on delicious treats, learn your “courtesies,” and enjoy a blend of tea created just for the event. Then take to the Historic Area for a scavenger hunt that will lead you to a special gift at the William Pitt store. 18th-century costumes encouraged—for the young, and young at heart!