Civil War Encampment Weekend - August 13, and 14
August 12, and 26
1, 2 or 3 p.m.
Dairy Days - Ice Cream Making and
Discover the whey of the dairy! Churn butter, crank ice cream and
play historic games for a taste of 18th century life.
1, 2 or 3 p.m.
With the Help of a Physick
In the 18th century diseases and their causes were frightening
mysteries for most people. Join us for a tour of Sully our 18th
century house. Along the way, discover theories and treatments of the
time for small pox, yellow fever and malaria. Learn about small pox
inoculation, the precursor to modern vaccination and the 1793 yellow
fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Replaces regular house tour.
$8/adult, $7/student, $6 senior & child.
August 13 and 14
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Civil War Encampment Weekend
Federal and Confederate troops recreate Civil War daily life as
reenactors demonstrate the various work of the army. Skirmishes each
day include infantry, artillery and cavalry. Visit the weekend
encampment and discover a soldier’s lifestyle during this turbulent
time in America’s history. Enjoy live music and a fashion show. House
tour includes artifacts rarely on exhibit belonging to the Haight
family, mid-19th century residents at Sully.
$9/adult, $7/senior & child.
An interpretive reenactment represents events from the past,
recreated by research, the use of authentic or reproduced period
clothing and equipment, they are not intended to represent exact
events as they actually happened. A military reenactment often
involves an encampment of opposing forces and some accompanying
historical interpretation of civilian life and activities.
Reenactments are useful teaching tools because participants and
visitors have the opportunity to interact. Visitors can experience
or even participate firsthand in activities of a previous era.
At an historic site, a reenactment is a very useful teaching
device, because the historic buildings and living history
interpreters work in tandem to form a more complete picture and
help visitors understand history in context beyond what books or
lectures can provide.
Sometimes reenactments may not reflect today's attitudes, but
should be seen as an attempt to reflect the time period being
November 23 - January 8
Exhibit - Nuts and Squirrels
See a unique case exhibit of squirrels. The Lee coat-of-arms has a
squirrel at the top and the Lee family at Sully had a white squirrel
as a pet. Learn why and more about these playful critters and their
history during the holiday season!
November 30 - December 26
Daily except Tuesdays
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Experience the main house at Sully decorated for an 18th century
season of celebration. Relive the 1885 holiday memories of a young
Sully visitor seeing the tree decorated in Victorian splendor. Groups
of 15 or more require reservations.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior & child.