Schedule of Events

Independence! is the newest program at the American Village, and is centered around a new building on the 188-acre campus - the West Wing of Independence Hall - featuring an immersive exhibition space and a multi-sensory theatre.


This new building is now open to the public. 

West Wing


Visitors are transported back to revolutionary Boston on the eve of Paul Revere’s ride. The immersive experience includes the Boston Tea Party; the Green Dragon Tavern where the Sons of Liberty met to form plans for gaining independence from Great Britain; the Boston Custom House and Mercantile, where visitors learn about taxation and shortages of goods; the Boston State House which features a state-of-the-art digital animation of the Boston Massacre; and the Old North Church where the signal was sent “one if by land, two if by sea” warning colonists that the British soldiers were on the march.

 foyer_wharf foyer_LibertyTree
 foyer_Old North Church foyer_StateHouse 


From the foyer, visitors move into the multi-sensory theatre, where they see a 30-minute original film that takes them on a journey from Paul Revere’s ride to the battles at Lexington and Concord, the Continental Congress, and ultimately the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Along the way they will be introduced to historic figures from America’s founding generation.


 Paul Revere Sara Fulton 
 Battle at Concord RI regiment