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Children Visiting Philly’s Historical District Can Dress Like A Colonial During Tour

(L-Reenactor Bill McIlhenny. Matt Schick first child on the left.)
(credit: John McDevitt)

(L-Reenactor Bill McIlhenny. Matt Schick first child on the left.)
(credit: John McDevitt)

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By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Kids are learning about history in a fashionable way.  A new program in Philadelphia’s historic district allows children to wear colonial costumes as they tour the sites.

Eleven-year-old Matt Schick of Bridesburg was dressed in a Colonial costume. He joined in a military muster where re-enactors drill kids in marching and musket etiquette. He says the costume is pretty cool.

“It makes you feel like you are a part of history and you want to learn more about it.”

“Colonial For A Day” allows kids ages four to 12 to wear a costume that can be rented for the day for $24.95.

Amy Needle, president and CEO of Historic Philadelphia says, “Along with your rental comes a colonial map to help you guide your experience, and with all the free programming that Historic Philadelphia has throughout the summer, it’s just a great way to immerse yourself into the history.”

Costumes can be rented at the Historic Philadelphia center at 6th and Chestnut Streets.

For more information, visit: historicphiladelphia.org

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