Museum admission is not required to join the fun! Toy fifes and cake available while supplies last.
Fife & Drum Party and Tent Celebration
Join us for a celebration of fife and drum music right in our Declaration of Independence Plaza. Fifers and drummers of all skill levels have the opportunity to jam and win a prize.
Free toy fifes will be available for the first 100 guests while 15-minute fife and drum demonstrations will be available periodically. Visitors can handle replica instruments while museum staff members will perform popular tunes, such as “Yankee Doodle” and “The Liberty Song,” and military signal calls from the Revolutionary War in reproductions of Continental Army uniforms at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m.
At 2 p.m., visitors can enjoy a tent-shaped cake celebrating the birthday of the Museum’s collection starting with the acquisition of General George Washington's Headquarters Tent. Afterwards, join us in our Patriot's Gallery and create minature tents to take home.