Drink Like an 18th Century Philadelphian at the Philadelphia History Museum

Illustration via Library Company of Philadelphia

Tun Tavern, an early Philadelphia drinking institution | Illustration via Library Company of Philadelphia

Have you ever caught yourself sitting in an old tavern thinking about how the wonderful concept of taverns came to be?

Well, tomorrow night from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. is “Tavern Talks” at the Philadelphia History Museum where Dr. Philip Mead, curator and historian of the Museum of the American Revolution, will talk all about late 18th century tavern culture  as well as a present related artifacts. The night will also include a tour of the museum’s American Revolution collection led by Kristen Froehlich, director of the collection.

Of course, it’s not a real tavern experience without food and alcohol, so throughout the night you can taste spirits from WhistlePig, Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, New Liberty Distillery, and Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction while enjoying some snacks from City Tavern, FARMiCiA, Campo’s, and 2nd Story Brewing Company.

Along with all of the boozy history will be live music, raffles, and a “selfie” station.

Tickets are $40, and there aren’t many left, so if you want in on this event, you better get them fast. And good news— the museum is offering 50% off tickets with the promo code “MAR”. You can get them here.