AAA Editor Notes
The American Village, 3727 SR 119, showcases the ideals of American liberty and self-government. The site features a Colonial garden as well as replicas of the White House Oval Office and East Room, Bruton Parish Church of Williamsburg, a Colonial chapel and the Concord Bridge. Washington Hall is patterned after George Washington's Mount Vernon. The Pettus Randall Miniature Museum of American History presents some 35 historical dioramas populated by figurines that depict notable events. The National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor presents stories of service and sacrifice by America's veterans.
The “Liberty Experience” signature public program (offered September through May) presents costumed interpreters reenacting Colonial times and events that shaped American history. Interpreters assuming the roles of George Washington, Patrick Henry, Abigail Adams and other historical figures interact with guests. The summer “Celebrate America” program involves interactive experiences like drilling with the Continental Army and playing 18th-century games. Special celebrations are held on Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and on July 4 an Independence Day 1776 celebration is held, concluding with fireworks at twilight.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.