The American Village is open to the public with free admission on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, a day of remembrance for those who have served and sacrificed for liberty.

“Memorial Day is one of the most meaningful days for visitors to the American Village,” said American Village president and CEO Tom Walker. “We remember those men and women in every generation who have served and sacrificed to defend the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. We hope you will take this opportunity to experience the National Veterans Shrine, and help us tell the stories of our veterans by adding someone you know who has served or is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces to the Veterans Register of Honor. We owe them our thanks, respect and honor.”

The American Village opens Memorial Day at 10 a.m. Family-friendly events begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. “A Salute to Our Veterans” begins at 11 a.m. in Liberty Hall.

Memorial Day events at the American Village include drilling with Washington’s Continental Army, 18th Century games, and opportunities to meet Patrick Henry, Martha Washington and other revolutionary figures. Visit our replica Oval Office and Concord Bridge, see the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment in the encampment, and visit the Randall Miniature Museum of American History.

For a complete schedule of events, visit our website at